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

Lesson Plans

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


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

The Story of Labor Day
Bringing Science History to Life
Castle Life
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Saving the Movies Reading Warm-Up
More History Resources

Math Resources

Career Survey
A Budget
Count the Objects
Brad's Earnings
Babysitting Earnings

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Our Helpful Neighbors
Make a Stethoscope
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Fire Chief's Helmet
Join the Firefighters!
Nurse/EMT Hat
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Be a Journalist!
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
Suggested Author Interview Questions
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Juan's New Job
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
"One Who": Word Puzzle
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Seven Necessary Occupations
Freddie the Firefighter
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Community Helpers
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Community & Careers Printable Book (K-4)
Interviewing Successfully
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries

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September Calendar of Events
September is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Labor Day (9/7), Patriot Day (9/11), Grandparents Day (9/13), Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 9/13), Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Constitution Week (9/17-23), Yom Kippur (begins 9/22), Autumn (begins 9/23), Ancestor Appreciation Day (begins 9/27), and Banned Books Week (9/27-10/3). Plus, celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Library Card Sign-Up Month and all September long!

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