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

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
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
Rocks in My Pocket
Job Fair

Labor Day & History Connected

Saving the Movies Reading Warm-Up
The Story of Labor Day
Business Then and Now
Women Inventors
African-American Scientists
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Bringing Science History to Life
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
Make a Stethoscope
Fire Chief's Helmet
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Our Helpful Neighbors
Make a Set of Teeth
Nurse/EMT Hat
I Want to Be a Carpenter
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Gingerbread Man
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Freddie the Firefighter
Seven Necessary Occupations
Interviewing Successfully
Preparing for the Interview
Presidents' Occupations
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Jerry Spinelli Biography
Carol Carter
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries

Highlights

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August Calendar of Events
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