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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





Carmen Pitka

Lord of the Flies


"What are you boys doing?" the captain yelled. Ralph moaned, as he looked up at the captain and started to cry. He had been wounded and was in pain. He glanced at Jack and then at the soldier and told him what was going on. The other soldiers immediately grabbed Jack and the other boys and put them in the helicopter. Then the captain sat down by Ralph and asked what had happened to them.

Ralph got up and brought the captain (whose name was Malcolm) over to where the bodies of Piggy, Simon, and the pilot were located. He began to cry and told him who killed the two boys. While walking back to the other soldiers, Ralph also told Malcolm how this all began. Malcolm then ordered the soldiers to recover the two bodies over near the rocks on the shore by their camp.

As they left in the helicopter, Ralph watched the island disappear. He thought of his mom in Denver, Colorado, and his father who was still out looking for him with the Coast Guard. They would be happy to see him.

After he got home the first night, Ralph couldn't sleep so he stayed up watching MTV, the show he had really missed with all his favorite music. His mother, Aubrey, later came upstairs and told him that Malcolm had found him a lawyer.

The next day Ralph went to court and testified against Jack and the other boys. When Ralph saw Jack and Roger there, he stared at them, and before they could say anything he turned and walked off. Jack was in tears and so was Roger. The police officers then took the two boys away and the next day the judge pronounced his sentence. The boys, he said, were to be sent back to the island for one whole year instead of going to prison.

As Jack and Roger were walking towards the helicopter, I walked by to see if they were really leaving. I wondered if they would both come back alive, or maybe dead. As I watched, I pictured Simon and Piggy laughing at some jokes I'd told them and I wondered what they would be doing if they were still alive. Jack and Roger, I could never forgive. I thought Jack had been a caring person but I saw him bring Roger into his own world of death and killing.

When I was back home again my mom called me and told me my father was coming. I didn't know how to react at first but when he came in I ran over to him and hugged him. Looking at my mom,I started to cry. My father, Samuel, wiped my tears away as I smiled and asked how I was doing? "Dad, how long have you been looking for us?" I asked him. Then I told him the long sad story. As I was finishing up, I started sobbing again, and my mother said,"You don't have to remind yourself of that place. It is in the past. Just be happy you are home with us now." Then she changed the subject.

"So what have Jack and Roger's parents decided? Are they coming over?" I asked my dad.

"Yes, they want to talk with you. I think they are planning on taking you for a surprise trip in the mountains, maybe to the cabin near the lodge. We'll be going too. guess they feel a bit guilty because of what their boys did to you. It's good to know they are still our friends. I do not understand why Jack would do such a thing. He is a born-again-Christian, and I never thought he'd turn out to be the way he is. On the island iIguess he got a bit jealous!"

Meanwhile, back on the island, Jack asked, "Hey, Roger, do you think I'm a mean person? Do you think we did the right thing?" Roger replied, "Jack, I was scaredin the first place, and I'm still scared now. I thought you were doing the right thing because you were older and had more sense. Hey, I only did things to make it right with you.

Back at Ralph's, he was also having doubts about his own role in the fiasco. He told his parents, "I know I caused everything, but I can't change the past, and I know was a bit demanding, and it made Jack crazy to know I had the power and the courage to do what I did. I wonder if he'll ever be happy or think of the bad things he did while we were on the island? I really don't think I'm ready to see their parents, but I don't blame them for what they are trying to do to help me see it wasn't my fault. I tried the best I could, and I thought Jack had decided that I would be a good leader."

But his dad replied, "Ralph, you know you did the best you could on the island and it wasn't your fault. Jack might have made you feel bad, but don't worry, you're home, and it's all over with.

Over the years Ralph still felt bad about the ordeal, especially Simon's and Piggy's murders, and sometimes he thought he could never forgive himself until he finally realized his moods really shut him down with his other friends. So he decided to get out more and begin socializing again. After that his life returned more to normal.


Chris Fitka

Ralph's Revenge

Mary Jane Shorty

Olga Moxie

Michelle Polty

Ralph's Journal

Gerilyn Fitka

Robert Pitka

Carmen Pitka

Ben Peteroff

The Trip Home

Garrett Evan

The Ship

Matthew Shorty

Fred Alstrom

The Rescue

Theresa George

Victor Shorty



Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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