EL Civics for ESL Students

Labor Day Lesson, Page 3

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Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Figures

What telethon is held on Labor Day weekend?

  • The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethon is held on Labor Day weekend.
  • A telethon is a fundraising event on TV.
  • In 2007, over sixty-three million dollars were raised.

 

Labor Day Weekend Traffic

Is there a lot of traffic on Labor Day?

  • Yes, there is.
  • Many people go away for the three-day weekend.
  • Drive carefully and don't drink and drive.

 

George Washington Bridge with Flag

Where is this flag?

  • It is flying from the George Washington Bridge which crosses the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
  • The flag is 90 feet by 60 feet and weighs 450 pounds.
  • The bridge was built by construction workers, and it opened in 1931.

 

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