We know that homeschoolers learn year round. But for many, Labor Day marks the official beginning of the school year. For the hot dog industry, Labor Day marks the end of their prime season. Labor Day is also a day for big department store sales. Most importantly, it is a day for workers around the country to rest from their labor.
But did you know that Labor Day has a rich history behind it? It is so much more than a day to picnic, shop, and rest.
If you want to seize Labor Day as a learning opportunity in your homeschool, why not try one of these activities:
For a rich, historical study of Labor Day using primary sources, check out our White House Holidays: Labor Day unit study. There, you will find lessons and activities to engage your students in the rich history of Labor Dayfc.