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Celebrating the History of the Labor Movement

Labor Day is not just a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer; it's a pivotal part of American history dedicated to celebrating the contributions of workers. "Share My Lesson" offers a comprehensive collection of resources designed for K-12 educators, aiming to enrich students' understanding of Labor Day and labor history through engaging and educational content.

Our curated collection spans a variety of lesson plans, activities, and multimedia resources that explore the origins of Labor Day, significant labor movements, and the ongoing struggles and triumphs of workers. From the early days of the labor movement to contemporary issues affecting workers, these materials provide historical context and connect past events to present-day labor discussions.

This collection not only educates but also honors the spirit of Labor Day, providing educators with the tools to inspire the next generation of informed citizens and workers.

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Union Talk Podcast

Want to learn more about the role of unions? Tune into the podcast, Union Talk, where AFT president Randi Weingarten interviews workers, policymakers and experts who are confronting the issues working families face and championing solutions. From the classroom to the bargaining table to Congress to the streets, Union Talk looks at the past, present and possible ways the labor movement and unions are vehicles to secure opportunity, justice and a voice in our democracy for all.

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Resources

Labor Matters
Lesson

Labor Matters

Lesson Plan | Grades 6-12

The Meaning of Labor Day
Lesson

The Meaning of Labor Day

Handout, Worksheet | Grades 6-12

Labor Day Lesson Plan: Unions Today
Lesson

Labor Day Lesson Plan: Unions Today

Handout, Lesson Plan, Worksheet | Grades 6-12

Union Election Simulation
Lesson

Union Election Simulation

Activity | Grades 9-12

AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 1
Lesson

AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 1

Grades K-12, Professional Development

AFT 100TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS - PART 2
Lesson

AFT 100TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS - PART 2

Grades K-12, Professional Development

AFT 100TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS - PART 3
Lesson

AFT 100TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS - PART 3

Grades K-12, Professional Development

Stress in the Workplace - How the Union can Help
Lesson

Stress in the Workplace - How the Union can Help

Handout, Worksheet | PRE-K, Grades K-12, Professional Development, PSRP, SISP

Strong Unions, Stronger Communities
Lesson

Strong Unions, Stronger Communities

Article | Professional Development

Educating for Democratic Citizenship

The Shanker Institute in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson the and the AFT Innovation Fund has launched this Educating for Democratic Citizenship Project whereby a group of accomplished, experienced AFT educators have developed these Action Civics lessons and materials that we hope will improve teaching and learning of American History, Government, and Civics for teachers and students.

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