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Labor Day Lesson - Page 2

Union Workers on Strike
Union Workers on Strike with Picket Signs

When was Labor Day created?

It was created in 1882 by the Central Labor Union.

In the late 1880s and early 1900s, Labor Day was closely associated with trade and labor unions.

Unions were formed to protect and expand the rights of workers.

Barbecue - BBQ
Barbecue - Cooking Outside

What do most people do on Labor Day?

Most people have a barbecue on Labor Day.

Many people attend picnics or go to the beach with family and friends.

Unfortunately, some people have to work on Labor Day.

Football Fans
Football Fans

Do people attend football games on Labor Day weekend?

Yes, they do. Some people attend football games and others watch football on TV.

The NCAA College Football season starts on Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day Worksheets

Family BBQ Read Aloud

Potato Salad Worksheet

Labor Day Vocabulary

Vocabulary Answer Key