Field Trips

Meet the People

Students participate in a role-play.
Students participate in a role-play.

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Explore the Saugus Iron Works to re-live the struggles and successes that shaped early colonial New England. Discover how 17th century life and work relates to today's world as you experience history where it happened!

The establishment of the iron works at Saugus brought together different groups of people including skilled iron workers, Puritans, indentured servants, and Native people.Through role-play and guided exploration, students meet the people at Saugus and learn how this diverse community struggled to work and live together as the iron works laid the foundation for America's modern industry.


Maryann Zujewski


American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Colonial History, Commerce and Industry, Community, Economics, Environment, Historic Preservation, Science and Technology, Social Studies
National/State Standards:
Grade 3 Concepts and Skills #1 and #3
Grade 3 Learning Standards 3.4, 3.9, 3.11, 3.12
Grade 4 Concepts and Skills #3
Field Trips