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

Lesson Plans

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


Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

Kids at Work
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
Job Fair

Labor Day & History Connected

Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Castle Life
Women Inventors
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Women in Aviation
The Story of Labor Day
Business Then and Now
More History Resources

Math Resources

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

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Make a Stethoscope
Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
Fire Chief's Helmet
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Nurse/EMT Hat
Our Helpful Neighbors
Equipment Operator Puzzle
Make a Set of Teeth
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
The Gingerbread Man
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Juan's New Job
Iza Trapani's Tips for Aspiring Writers
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Freddie the Firefighter
Seven Necessary Occupations
Interviewing Successfully
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Community & Careers Printable Book (K-4)
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Preparing for the Interview
Job Hunter Guide for Music Teachers
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

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Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries

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December Calendar of Events
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