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Among all the festive days of the year...there is not one which stands so conspicuously for social advancement of the common people as the first Monday in September. -Samuel Gompers
Can you imagine life without a 2-day weekend? We can't either.
That's why on Labor Day we celebrate workers and their history of organizing to ensure fair and safe working conditions.
But when you’re a kid, it’s hard to understand just how monumental these changes were at the time.
The following video lessons go over the history of how Labor Day became a holiday and why it continues to be relevant today.
And because they’re Edpuzzle Originals, you can be sure that there’s built-in practice to help students understand what they are learning.
Happy Labor Day teachers!
For Grades 3 - 8:
"Why do we celebrate Labor Day?"
For Grades 6 - 12:
"Labor Day & the Pullman Strike"