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Labor Day (US)

Holidays & Events
  • Int
  • 2 hours
  • 5

Many people think of Labor Day as a day off to enjoy a backyard barbecue or fireworks display. What caused the US government to declare an official holiday for workers? In this lesson, students learn the history behind this American holiday. For a lesson on Canada's holiday, go to Labour Day (Canada).

Lesson Audio
Lesson Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion
  • creative writing
Vocabulary
  • labor
  • federal
  • establish
  • strike (noun)
  • union
  • wage
  • layoffs
  • interfere
  • ease
  • speech