by Kristie Burk
Labor Day is on Monday. Yesterday at my sons’ bus stop, I asked some students what they thought Labor Day commemorated. Here are some answers I got:
- “It’s the last day of summer and you celebrate all the work you didn’t have to do over the summer.” (!??)
- “It’s a day to not work before the Fall starts.”
- “It celebrates all the women who are having babies.” (That’s my favorite.)
If you want to make sure that your students know the real reason behind Labor Day, here are a few sites to help:
- Education World contains many lessons and activities for Labor Day.
- Check out all of the pins for lessons and activities on Labor Day on this Pinterest page.
- The NEA has put together a collection of resources on Labor Day as well as lessons.
- Here’s a middle school lesson plan on Labor Day from kids.usa.gov.
- Learn about the history of Labor Day from the Library of Congress.