5th Graders Visit Saugus Iron Works

On Monday, October 2, Brookwood 5th graders hiked to Dungeon Rock in Lynn Woods and visited Saugus Iron Works, a National Historic Site stewarded by the National Park Service. Students role-played the differing perspectives of the iron workers from the 17th century. From the Pawtuxet Indians to the Scottish prisoners and English Puritans, they created some resolutions, heard each other's concerns, and gained a new appreciation for settling competing interests. They also learned the technical aspects and properties of forging and casting iron, a critical skill in the 17th century and beyond. Thank you to the Park Rangers for providing such a great opportunity for students to experience our local history first-hand!

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