Dikes and Canals

Our history class thus far is more like geography. We've been covering the continents, beginning with Australia and we are currently nearing the end of our Europe Unit. Today we did the Netherlands, which stimulated a discussion of dikes and canals. Here's our model we made today:

It's home made play-doh. Gets pretty icky after sitting for a while. But it was a fun way to experience what a dike is. As a spin off we will read Hans Brinker: Or, The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland (Illustrated Junior Library Edition, 1945)
That is, we will read it after we finish reading The Borrowers
The Wind in the Willows (Signet Classics)

So many good books! So little time