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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!


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

Lesson Plans

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


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

Charlie Parkhurst Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Biographies of African-American Inventors
The Story of Labor Day
Business Then and Now
Women Inventors
African-American Scientists
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
Our Helpful Neighbors
I Want to Be a Carpenter
Equipment Operator Puzzle
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Make a Stethoscope
Make a Set of Teeth
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Police and Firefighter Patterns
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
Suggested Author Interview Questions
The Gingerbread Man
Be a Journalist!
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
Let's Choose a Career
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Interviewing Successfully
Job Hunter Guide for Music Teachers
Presidents' Occupations
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Getting a Good Recommendation
Jerry Spinelli Biography
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries

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