Labor Day: What is the History behind this Holiday? (A guide to Labor Day!)
This Labor Day Holiday lesson is included in the 14-lesson Holiday Collection, located here!
This pack includes lessons on Johnny Appleseed, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, President's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Saint Patrick's Day (St Patrick's Day), Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Day!
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In this highly engaging lesson, students complete an included reading assignment and 2 additional activities that clarify the history behind Labor Day!
*This lesson is geared toward upper elementary (5-6) through middle school (7-8), but can be easily modified to work with lower and upper grades.
First, students read the "Labor Day: What is the History behind this Holiday" handout to understand the roots, origin, and background of this holiday.
Students then read the "Labor Day Facts" page to further familiarize themselves with details on this special day!
Finally, students complete 2 activities: a close-reading crossword puzzle (answer key is included!) and a "news cast assignment" where students fill the shoes of news reporter who must set the record straight regarding the history of this day!
This is a great, short activity to focus on the Labor Day holiday!
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