Monday, September 2nd, is America’s Labor Day. It was originally organized to celebrate labor association strengths and contributions to the United States economy. Now, it has become a day of rest, the traditional end of the summer, and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
Here are some wonderful websites that will generate organic conversations about The Day:
- Child Labor
- Cybraryman’s Labor Day page--comprehensive as is his way
- History of Labor Day (from History Channel)
- How Labor Got its Day–lesson plan
- Labor Day activities, games, drawings for kids
- Labor Day infographic
- Labor Day photo gallery (from History Channel)
- Ten Labor Day Facts (from Forbes)
- Today in History (Labor Day)–from Library of Congress
- Why do we celebrate Labor Day (from How Stuff Works)
BTW, I tried to keep politics out of this list, though Labor Day is fraught with it.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.