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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!


Labor Day Activities
Career Words
Labor Day Puzzle
Savvy September Sentences

Lesson Plans

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


Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

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

Labor Day & History Connected

What Is Child Labor?
Women and World War II
Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up
Castle Life
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Women Inventors
More History Resources

Math Resources

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

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Appreciation Cards
Make a Stethoscope
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Fire Chief's Helmet
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Make a Set of Teeth
I Want to Be a Carpenter
Police and Firefighter Patterns
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Let's Choose a Career
Appreciation Cards
Career Words
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
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Be a Journalist!
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Appreciation Cards
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Job Fair
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Community Helpers
Preparing for the Interview
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Teacher Salaries
Are You Paid Enough?

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