My cousin used to live somewhere along the Connecticut River. I remember seeing a conch shell in the water and wanting it badly but it was out of reach - too deep and I didn't have my swim suit with me.
NationMaster Scroll down to the interactive map - mouse over each country to see its fertility rate. The necessary replacement rate is about 2.1. USA is on the brink. Many countries (Canada, Japan, Italy, Russia, for a few) are below this.
50 States: State Guides, State Maps, State Flags & More - LibrarySpot.com (thinking about printing a U.S. map and cutting each state out to put in our "travel journal" or notebooking pages as we study each state)???
Parents Across America -The CCSS is not supported by any research showing that standards or tests improve learning. Even more damaging, these strategies force teachers, administrators and children to abandon attention to all-important non-cognitive skill development, and focus primarily, if not only, on test scores. You have moved the focus from the well-being of children to the job status of adults.