Labour Day didn’t start out as a day of relaxation. It started out as a day to fight for workers’ rights. Labour Day celebrates the labour union movement, which recommended eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for sleep. If you’re teaching in Canada, this is the perfect week to do a lesson on the history of Labour day.
Today’s podcast offers an audio preview of our Holidays & Events lesson plan on Labour Day. The full lesson comes with a warmup, a reading, comprehension and discussion questions, and a vocabulary review. Thank you to Penny (a hard working teacher and subscriber) for requesting this lesson. We also have a ready-made lesson on the American holiday: Labor Day (US).
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