Laboring Under Assumptions

Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: All
Source: Cable in the Classroom

Labor Day is a U.S. holiday that, for many students, usually triggers thoughts of family barbecues and an enjoyable three-day weekend.  You can clarify the purpose of this holiday for students by defining the term laborer, and then using this as the springboard to analyze stereotypes of laborers as they are portrayed in the media.  The following activities are meant to be collaborative lessons for media specialists and teachers.

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