Levees in the NetherlandsSlide 6: Levees are builtto protect the land fromflooding from the NorthSea.
“God created theworld, but the Dutchcreated Holland.” 3,000 poldersnationwide A polder is a low-lyingtract of land reclaimedby the sea and enclosedby embankmentsknown as dikes.PoldersSlide 7-10: A polder is a low-lying tract of land reclaimed by the sea and enclosed byembankments known as dikes.
Dutch ShoesSlide 11: The Netherlands is also known for tulips, windmills and wooden shoes.
What is the name of the capital of theNetherlands?a) Londonb) Dublinc) Amsterdam What is another name for the Netherlands?a) Walesb) Hollandc) Deutschland Most of the Netherlands:a) Is living in povertyb) Sits below sea levelc) Speaks EnglishQuick Write What are people from the Netherlandscalled?a) Dutchb) Swedesc) Hollanders Water pumped out of regions to createland is called:a) Polderb) Dikec) Levee
Bog A bog is a standingbody of water with nounderground springof fresh water to feedit. The water isgenerally cold,extremely acidic andlow in oxygen. A formof moss, especiallySphagnum moss,grows and forms athick mat of floatingplants. These plants,over time, can fill inthe pond or small lakewith peat that willeventually be firmenough to supporttrees