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Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. Recognize the hard work of Americans with these Labor Day activities, printables, and lesson plans— perfect for back to school. Students will enjoy learning about the history behind this holiday. Incorporate the many achievements of American workers into a unit on careers, inventors, history, or economics. You'll also find math printables, language arts lessons, patriotic art activities, and more!

Printables

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Career Words
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
Labor Day Activities
Labor Day Fill-in-the-Blanks
Savvy September Sentences
Labor Day Puzzle

Lesson Plans

Career Bulletin Board
What Is Child Labor?
Women and World War II
Appreciation Cards
Labor Day Newspaper

Quizzes

Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

Kids at Work
Job Fair
Rocks in My Pocket
National Labor Organizations
Work Stoppages Involving 1,000 People or More
Persons in the Labor Force, 1840-2005
Mothers in the Labor Force
Leading Industries

Labor Day & History Connected

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Castle Life
Women Inventors
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up
More History Resources

Math Resources

Career Survey
A Budget
Brad's Earnings
Count the Objects
Babysitting Earnings
Median Income of Households in the United States

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Police Officer Hat
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Firefighter's Hat
Make a Stethoscope
Police and Firefighter Patterns
Join the Firefighters!
Make a Set of Teeth
Nurse/EMT Hat
Fire Chief's Helmet
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
Let's Write a Story
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The Gingerbread Man
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
My Community
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Seven Necessary Occupations
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Freddie the Firefighter
Community Helpers
Interviewing Successfully
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Getting a Good Recommendation
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

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Teacher Salaries
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.