Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day? – A Short Lesson

Labor Day weekend is just a couple of days away. For many of us it marks the unofficial end of summer. Your students might be wondering why we celebrate Labor Day in the United States and Canada. This TED-Ed lesson tackles that topic. The lesson covers the origins and meaning of Labor Day.

Why Do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Labor Day? could be a nice short lesson to end your week before the long weekend. Or you might use it on Tuesday when your students return to school after enjoying the long weekend.

For more Labor Day resources, take a look at Larry Ferlazzo’s extensive list of resources on the topic.


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