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Fitzgerald Library
Fitzgerald Library
Fitzgerald Library

Fitzgerald Library

Nestled in the beautiful bluffs of Winona, MN the Fitzgerald Library serves the informational needs of the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota community.

The author explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and practices to respond to the needs of all learners

Digital technology is firmly embedded in higher education. But the pace of innovation, combined with a dearth of evidence on the effectiveness of new tools and programs, challenges educators to articulate how technology can best fit into the learning experience.

In the last twenty years, schools have dramatically increased standardized testing. This book explores all sides of this problem--where these tests came from, their limitations and flaws, and what parents, teachers, and concerned citizens can do. It recounts the history and politics of testing. It presents the stories of families, teachers, and schools maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game.

The first few years in the classroom are typically among a teacher's hardest. This collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system, form rewarding professional relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.

When a has-been movie superhero risks everything for Broadway, he faces harsh critics, a deranged alter ego, his estranged daughter, and a difficult stage star.

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife.

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question. Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood.

Alvy Singer is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work. Introduced by his best friend, Rob, Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer Annie Hall.

Explores the mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. This 13-part adventure will transport you across the universe of space and time, bringing to life stories of the quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature.

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death

"This documentary-thriller tells the true story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, code-named "The Green Prince," the son of a top Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and Gonen Ben Yitzhak, the Israeli Shin Bet agent who recruited Yousef and ultimately risked his own life and career to save him."

Dr. Harold S. Kushner presents the thought and faith behind his best-selling book. Speaking from the painful experience of losing his young son, Kushner provides a practical and philosophical answer to the question asked by many who suffer: If God is all powerful and good, why do good people suffer?

Using the story of 70-year-old Edward Payson's 1909 walk across the continent, the author explores what we lost physically, psychically, and socially when we turned away from foot travel.

This book uses the stories of star players and other key figures to create a contemporary history of Brazilian soccer from the 1950s to the present. It also explores race and class tensions in Brazil and shows how soccer is central to the country's dramatic trajectory toward modernity and economic power.

Examines the main sports played in Ireland from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the Great Famine. In this period, certain medieval sports (such as archery and falconry) gave way to new recreations, while others (such as hunting) were restructured in a way that mirrored modern needs.

Putting forth a framework for talking about representation, difference, and diversity in an era in which user-generated content, individualized media consumption, and the blurring of producer/consumer roles lessen the utility of traditional models of media representation analysis, she finds new insight on the edge of media consumption with the invisible, marginalized gamers who are surprising in both their numbers and their influence in mainstream gamer culture

By exploring and comparing North America's, Russia's, and Japan's "second cities" of a century ago--Chicago, Moscow, and Osaka--this book discloses the extent to which social fragmentation, frequently viewed as an obstacle to democratic development, actually fostered a "pragmatic pluralism" that nurtured pluralistic public policies.

The war on obesity is, in many ways, shaping up to be a battle against women and children, especially women and children who are marginalized via class and race. While conceding that fatness can be linked to certain conditions, or that some populations might be heavier than others, the author is more interested in the ways women and children are blamed for obesity and the ways interventions aimed at preventing obesity are problematic in and of themselves.

This book explores the intersections of racial and class privilege and gender vulnerabilities in contemporary feminized migration from or within "the West."

The author set of on a journey to report on Americans who were being left behind in an economy that has never fully recovered from the Great Recession. The individuals and families who are paying the price of America's bad choices in recent decades form the book's emotional center.

Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. This study maps an innovative range of contentious forms and practices linked to Chinese cyberspace, delineating an image of the Chinese Internet as an arena for creativity, community, conflict, and control.

Includes bibliographical references and index.