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Labor Day Lesson Plans Without the Labor

Besides the end of Summer or the first long weekend of the school year, younger students rarely consider the meaning behind the Labor Day holiday. The videos, articles, lesson plans, activities, etc. in this collection provide innovative, engaging, and informative materials to help your Labor Day lesson plans.
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Labor Day Lesson Plans Without the Labor
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This MangoMon blog post contains some great suggestions for Labor Day lessons and activities for elementary students. From art projects to historic videos, there is a plethora to choose from. What I really like about this resource is the description provided for the activities and lessons.
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    Teaching kids about Labor Day

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This SheKnows article is definitely bookmark-worthy! Although geared towards homeschool teachers, the activities and resources included here are appropriate for just about any educational setting - from homeschool to small group to whole group. I especially like the article text, which provides a brief background into the history of the Labor Day holiday.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Labor Day activities provided by the SchoolFamily website touch on almost all of the content domains. There are word searches, coloring pages, math worksheets, word scrambles and more to engage students in Labor Day.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic by Crestleaf is awesome! The facts included are presented in an engaging manner and are just plain interesting in their own right. There is enough information here to springboard class discussions, independent research, small group projects and more.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Elementary students will enjoy and learn from this Ted-Ed video about the history of Labor Day. It's a great way to provide them with more detailed information about the holiday in an engaging way. The portion about child labor will be particularly relevant to them.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    EconEdLink provides a truly awesome Labor Day lesson plan for elementary and middle school. It is not only standards-aligned, but the activities are fun and best of all will definitely impress the content of the lesson upon the students. This is the type of lesson that you know students will remember (content and activity wise) and that you will enjoy teaching!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    TeacherVision has compiled an extensive list of Labor Day related materials. Organized by type of activity (i.e., lesson plans, math resources, language arts resources, activities, printables, and more), the tools included here take the "labor" out of your Labor Day lesson planning!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This brief video by AJ+ is a great way to introduce Labor Day and related concepts (like labor unions, labor laws, child labor, etc.) to students! The animation engages students, but it also contains key facts about the conditions workers had to endure historically.
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BloomBoard Asks:What activities do you use to introduce younger students to concepts like child labor, labor unions, and labor laws?