Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?

Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
Why Does America Celebrate Labor Day?
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Labor Day did not exist until 1884. This one-page nonfiction passage will give students the opportunity to learn the origins of Labor Day. They will demonstrate understanding of the topic by answering text-dependent questions, read and define in-context vocabulary, further research the larger terms and themes in the passage, and finally, create and illustrate a holiday of their own.

* Answer text-dependent questions

* Complete in context vocabulary practice

* Identify fact, opinion, and incorrect statements from the text

* Develop an argument by drawing evidence from the text

* Create and illustrate his or her own holiday

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
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10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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