A Few Short Lessons About Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the U.S. This is the traditional “end of summer” in the minds of many of us. After this weekend nearly all students and teachers will be back in school. If you’re already back in school, you and your students should have enjoyed the three day weekend. Tomorrow you may have some students asking why Labor Day is a holiday. The following videos explain the origins of Labor Day.

Labor Day’s Violent Beginnings

Why Do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Labor Day? – A TED-Ed Lesson

History of the Holidays: Labor Day History

Find more Labor Day resources in Larry Ferlazzo’s extensive list of links.


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