As with all TED-Ed animations, educators can use the thinking and discussion questions that are provided to deepen the learning. This particular video not only provides an excellent overview about the holiday, but it also opens up connections to child labor today. Many of our students are sheltered from the idea that this is a major and growing problem around the world. They are also almost a century away from a time period in American history when children had to labor long hours in factories and not attend school. They can't image life any other way than what they know now.
For other resources on the topic of labor see:
- Look At Labor Day Visually With Infographics
- United States Department of Labor homepage
- History of Labor Day from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Labor History Timeline from the AFL-CIO