Early this year we read a book about a Chinese duck named Ping, who lived on the Yangtze River of China. I picked up a documentary from the library for the boys to watch on the history and culture of the Chinese people living along the Yangtze. Much to my surprise, Abishai showed much interest in it. Abishai was fascinated by the Three Gorges Hydroelectric Dam that displaced some 1.3 million people, by flooding the land and creating a lake. Abishai wanted to know how a dam makes a lake; so while we were at the Assiniboine Park for outdoor sports with other homeschooling families we stopped in at the Nature Playground to see how damming up a river can stop the flow, create a lake and flood the land.
Micaiah taking his turn to close the dam.
Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River, China
Asher patiently watching the action from his stroller.