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A history reading lesson.
 

AMERICAN HOLIDAYS:
LABOR DAY

 

A reading comprehension lesson on Labor Day. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

  • Students will understand the historical significance of Labor Day.
  • Students will be able to describe traditional ways of celebrating Labor Day in the United States and how the observance has changed over the years.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

LABOR DAY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.  Discuss the answers to the questions with students.

 

 

Excerpt from passage

The first Monday in September is Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day was originally intended to honor workers like carpenters and construction workers for the hard labors that built our country's buildings, roads, and machines. The first Labor Day was observed on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. It is still not known for sure who first proposed the holiday, but many accounts credit a man named Peter McGuire. McGuire was a member of an organization called the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. He also helped to found the American Federation of Labor (AFL), a group that protects the rights of workers. The AFL is still one of the largest unions in the United States.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Labor Day Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

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