Keith Zoromski

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By Keith Zoromski
Students will gain a first-hand experience at traveling west with this Oregon Trail Simulation Activity. Score can be kept for fun, for competition, or for points in class. Students are asked to make decisions at real-life places along the Oregon
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Simulations
$2.00
251 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
Students will graphically organize the "road to revolution" through a cause and effect chart. This assignment can be given during or after a unit of study on the causes of the American Revolution. As students complete the chart they begin to
Subjects:
U.S. History, British History
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Outlines, Homework, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
60 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
Students can experience battle in the Civil War with this fun simulation game. With three dice per pair as the only supply needed in addition to these copies, students can participate in a battle simulation. As students partake, they are immersed in
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
$2.00
75 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
Through this inquiry based activity, students will imagine they are an American soldier on the march to Mexico during the Mexican-American War. They will attempt to pack for their journey as the soldiers at that time would have. Students tend to
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Simulations
$1.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
This "Taboo!" style review game can be used at any point during the reading of Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Not only is it an enjoyable activity for students, it is also an informal assessment to guage students understanding of the novel and
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
This brief PowerPoint Presentation on the Louisiana Purchase can be used as a note-taking activity, post-study review, topic preview, study resource, or textbook reading supplemental visual resource. It can be utilized in a topic of study regarding
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
41 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
This PowerPoint Presentation on the Trail of Tears explains a sad chapter in American History. Often taught within a unit of study on Westward Expansion, it can also be used within Native American Studies. The PowerPoint includes a writing prompt on
Subjects:
Government, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
The "Decline of Feudalism Game" is a dice-rolling enrichment activity that is paired with the "Feudalism PowerPoint Presentation. In this simulation, students experience the factors that led to the decline and eventual end of Feudalism. This
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
After reading Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, students can take this quiz to assess their understanding of the novel. The quiz is formatted to assess for key character knowledge, vocabulary, and fiction vs. historical comprehension. With 50
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
This PowerPoint Presentation covers the key terms of the Abolitionist Movement to end slavery prior to the Civil War. Topics include Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, the Underground Railroad, Bleeding Kansas
Subjects:
U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
14 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (1.76 MB)
By Keith Zoromski
Students will have a great time reviewing the Civil War using these "Rummy" style cards. These cards can be printed off (cardstock works best) and cut to make a set for a group of students. There are six pages total with eight cards to a page - each
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
Students must match the primary source quote with the corresponding westward pioneer vocabulary. This assignment allows students to hear from pioneers "in their own words" and apply higher-order thought to determining the matching topic. The
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Homework
$1.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
The "State Treasure Hunt" activity mixes American Geography, culture, history, and higher-order thinking. Students have to narrow down from the fifty states to just one to determine where the "treasure" is located their teacher has hidden. This
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
This PowerPoint Review focuses on the "Road to Revolution" unit of study. It is intended for use as a brief overview of the events leading to the American Revolution. It can be used for test review, student notes, printable handouts, substitute
Subjects:
U.S. History, British History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Outlines
$1.00
5 ratings
3.4
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By Keith Zoromski
PowerPoint Presentation of the Andersonville Confederate Prisoner of War Camp during the Civil War. As the most notorious prisoner of war camp during the war, Andersonville is now home to a United States National Cemetery and the National Prisoner
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
A PowerPoint Presentation outlining the basic levels of Feudalism. This PowerPoint is intended to be used in addition to the "Decline of Feudalism Game" but can be used as a stand-alone visual resource. The Presentation outlines the roles of Kings,
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
This "Taboo!" style review game can be used at any point during the study of American Westward Expansion. Not only is it an enjoyable activity for students, it is also an informal assessment to guage students understanding of the novel and
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Zoromski
Students will analyze the Emancipation Proclamation through set questions. Once finished, a PowerPoint Presentation is available to visually display answers and lead discussion. This lesson can be used during a unit of study of the Civil War,
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, DBQs, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
3.9
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By Keith Zoromski
This is the Microsoft Mouse Mischief version of the regular PowerPoint version for sale. If you do not have Mouse Mischief installed in PowerPoint, this version will not work correctly. Students will gain a first-hand experience at traveling west
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Simulations
$2.00
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By Keith Zoromski
The Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10th, 1861 was the first major battle in the Western Theatre of the Civil War. At the battle, General Nathaniel Lyon became the first Union General to die during the Civil War. This two-part primary source
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities, Homework
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Keith "Mr. Z" Zoromski taught for eight years in the Carthage R-9 School District in Carthage, Missouri. After earning his Masters Degree in American History, he became the Social Science Division Chair at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. Professionally, Keith began his career with an internship with the Federal Government working for the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior. With an opportunity to combine both his background in political science and American history, Keith served as a historical interpreter to hundreds to visitors to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Within his school, Keith has sponsored a Social Studies Club, Odyssey of the Mind team, Relay for Life team, and an Academic Quiz Bowl team. In an unofficial capacity, he has assisted students with National History Day projects. Keith currently serves as Social Studies Department Chair within his school and Social Studies Vertical Team co-chair. Annually he portrays famed Pilgrim, William Bradford, in an area-wide “Great Americans Day” held for local fifth grade students. At Columbian Elementary in Carthage he has also portrayed George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Cat-in-the-Hat for Kindergarten and First grade students. Within his own classroom he uses various historical reenactments to bring history to life.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Most recently named "Favorite Teacher" by the Carthage Press Newspaper and awarded the Citizenship Education Award from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Keith has been an aclaimed teacher since arriving in Carthage. Keith was also included in the first class of “Statement Makers,” by the Iowa State University Alumni Association in 2010, recognizing achievements by young alumni. In 2007 Keith was named the Wal-Mart / Phi Delta Kappa Regional Teacher of the Year. In 2009 he was named a Carthage Chamber of Commerce Golden Key Winner (for excellence in education). He also received the "Great Teaching Idea Award" from the State of Missouri Department of Secondary Education in February 2009. At the state level, also in February of 2009, Missouri State Representative (Dist. 127) Tom Flanigan introduced a resolution that passed unanimously to recognize Keith Zoromski for his teaching and impact on students and his community. Locally, Keith was selected and awarded as “Teacher of the Year” by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2590 in 2010.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Keith received a B.A. in Political Science, with a Minor in History and a Secondary Education Certification in 2004 from Iowa State University. Keith also has a M.A. in American History, received in December 2009 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Keith has presented nationally regarding educational best practices in higher-order thinking lessons and the full assimilation of students with disabilities into the general classroom. This work as an educational consultant was requested through the through the International Center for Leadership in Education based out of Rexford, New York. Within his community, Keith is a Past-President for the Carthage Community Teachers Association, a local branch of the Missouri State Teachers Association. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association that aids efforts to support the George Washington Carver National Birthplace Monument in Diamond, Missouri.

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