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93 labor day

Labour Day (Canada)

Many people think of Labour Day as a day off to relax, but who put in the hard work to secure it? In this lesson, students learn the history behind this Canadian holiday. For a lesson on the American holiday, go to the Labor Day lesson in our Holidays & Events section.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2 hours
  • 4 pages
Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion
  • creative writing
Vocabulary
  • labour
  • statutory
  • holiday
  • cottage
  • originate
  • union
  • demonstration
  • imprisonment
  • strike
  • prime minister
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • Comprehension
  • Discussion
  • Listen & Type