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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

Activism: Purpose Beyond Protest
Lesson

Activism: Purpose Beyond Protest

Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Worksheet | Grades 6-8

Organized Labor and the American Dream
Lesson

Organized Labor and the American Dream

Activity, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Labor History Lesson
Lesson

Labor History Lesson

Handout, Worksheet | Grade 6

When the Rules Aren't Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism by Leslie Tolf
Lesson

When the Rules Aren't Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism by Leslie Tolf

Assessment, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Worksheet | Grades 3-12

Lesson Three: The Big Strike
Lesson

Lesson Three: The Big Strike

Handout, Worksheet | Grades 9-12, Higher Education, Adult Education

Labor History: Hardballs and Handshakes
Lesson

Labor History: Hardballs and Handshakes

Article, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Equal Pay for Equal Work
Lesson

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Lesson Two: San Francisco
Lesson

Lesson Two: San Francisco

Handout, Worksheet | Grades 9-12, Higher Education, Adult Education

Lesson Three: The Big Strike
Lesson

Lesson Three: The Big Strike

Handout, Worksheet | Grades 9-12, Higher Education, Adult Education

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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