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

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

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

Labor Day & History Connected

Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up
Castle Life
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Living on a Medieval Manor
Women Inventors
Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More History Resources

Math Resources

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

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Firefighter's Hat
Make a Stethoscope
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Police Officer Hat
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Make a Set of Teeth
Fire Chief's Helmet
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Join the Firefighters!
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Let's Choose a Career
My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The Gingerbread Man
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Seven Necessary Occupations
Community Helpers
Preparing for the Interview
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
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