Here are 10 Labor Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
While Labor Day originally centered on workers' rights and labor unions, it is
now more focused on vacations and enjoying time with family. Do you think this
was a positive shift? Why or why not?
Work has transitioned in the last few hundred years from the fields, to the
factories, and more recently to the computer. Do you think one type of work is
more important than another? Why or why not?
Celebrating a day off of work when you don't have a job can be a difficult
proposition. Imagine that you could create a job for a person who was
unemployed. What would the job be and why?
While most people don't get a full-time job until after high school or college,
many teenagers get part-time jobs to learn more about the working world. What
do you think your first part-time job will be, what might you learn from it,
Knowledge of computers and the Internet is becoming more and more important for
jobs. Why might it be difficult for a person who doesn't understand technology
to get a job today? What new types of technology might people have to learn in
The amount of jobs available in the country tends to fluctuate based on how
well the economy is doing. What do you think are some things that make the
economy better or worse? What would you do to change things for the better if
you were in charge?
In the distant past, men and women worked under horrible labor conditions that
led to long hours, injuries and even deaths. Labor laws and unions have made
work a safer and better place. How do you think job conditions will continue to
improve in the future and why?
Some people who work have their own businesses. If you could start any business
what would it be and why? How successful do you think you'd be?
There are jobs that will be available after you graduate high school and
college that don't even exist today. What do you think some of those jobs might
be related to? Would you want one of the new positions? Why or why not?
How would the world be different if there were no unemployment and everybody
had a job? What problems would it solve and what problems might it create?
Would this be a better world? Why or why not?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.