Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Celebrate the achievements of workers in the United States throughout its history with this exploration of Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement.
Did you know that Labor Day was originally a Canadian holiday? It’s true! The first Labor Day was celebrated in Toronto Canada in 1872. The first American Labor Day was September 5th, 1882, and took place in New York City. Labor Day celebrates the efforts of our workers, and was first recognized as a holiday