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A&E Networks - History: Labor Day
- Describes the background of the holiday. Includes videos.
Address of Mayor Angelo Rossi
- 1939 speech by San Francisco mayor delivered before the American Federation of Labor.
Annie's Labor Day Page
- Biblical perspective on the day along with history and a list of the U.S. Secretaries of Labor.
Celebrating Labor Day at The Holiday Zone
- Offers poetry, quotations, printable material for children, and educational resources for teachers.
ChristianityToday.com: Labor Day
- Feature brief reflection and links to related resources.
Education Place Themes - Labor Day
- Offers word puzzles, interactive quizzes, and educational activities.
Education World: Great Sites For Teaching About Labor Day
- A guide for teachers to using web resources in the classroom.
The History of Labor Day
- Explains how the observance came to be and what it means. From the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Howstuffworks: Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?
- Explains why people celebrate this holiday and why it is observed on the first Monday in September.
- Relates the history of the day, explains its significance, and describes ways in which people celebrate the holiday.
Labor Day at Barbara's Entourage
- Features a short history and related links.
A Labor Day Quiz
- Short quiz tests knowledge of labor practices and U.S. history.
Today in Labor History
- Offers a weekly overview of key events in the history of the American labor movement.
What If We Didn't Need Labor Day?
- Contemplates what might happen if the media focused its attention on the lives of the nation's workforce the rest of the year.
What's With This Day Off for Labor Day?
- CNN U.S. News article complaining about the recent lack of respect for Labor Day.
PBS Online NewsHour: Origins of Labor Day
- Material was first aired in a September 1996. Includes links to other PBS artlicles on labor and politics. (September 02, 1996)
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