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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.





Victor Shorty


Part 2: Lord of the Flies


My name is Jack. One year after the accident, I called my aunt and uncle in Russia to see if my friends and I could visit them for a month because my parents were going to a meeting in Washington D.C. for three weeks. My uncle said it was up to my mom and dad. Well, they said the same thing, to ask him. My uncle replied that my friends and I could stay with them just as long as we didn't get into trouble. They asked how many of my friends were coming? I said, only three of my best friends, Simon, Piggy, and Ralph. We would start heading over tomorrow on the noon flight.

That night my friends and I stayed up late until 4:30 in the morning. We played games like monopoly which is my favorite game. We got up the next morning an hour before our plane took off. We had to rush around to get our luggage together, then we called a cab to take us to the airport. It took us about 1 5 minutes to get to the airport. Then the cab overcharged us. I payed it butI told Ralph that next time he had to pay it. He agreed, and when we got out of the cab we ran up to the terminal and showed them our tickets. Then we ran to the plane and made it just one minute before they closed the door.

On our way over to Russia, while we were crossing the Bering Sea, the pilot announced that we were going to have an emergency landing. I was still too sleepy to understand but I could feel the plane suddenly losing power. I told my friends to put their heads down so nothing would happen if we crashed. While we were going down I was saying a prayer that my mom taught me from church. I was really scared when we crash landed in the ocean near an island.

When we were swimming in the water I dived down to save the pilot.

About 30 seconds later I came up out of the water with the pilot. His face had a lot of cuts on it from broken glass. I was shocked when I saw him. He looked like he was dead. Then I told Ralph to dive under and get the rubber raft and get a couple of paddles so we could get to the island. Forty-five seconds later Ralph came out of the water with the raft. All of us then climbed into the raft and paddled across to the island. It took us about an hour to paddle to the island because the ocean was rough. But as soon as we got near the island it started to get calm. After pulling up the raft, I told Ralph and Piggy to gather wood and big leaves so we could make a shelter and fire, and warm up.

Even though we were all thirsty and hungry and tired, we decided to go to bed and then check around in the morning for food and water. The next morning Simon got up early and took a walk around the island. After he found water, he rushed back to us and woke us up.

Two days later we were rescued by some Russian sailors. The sailors then took us to their ship where we were so happy we started to cry. They said we would be heading home soon, but first we had to go to Petropavlovsk to refuel. Maybe an American plane would be there to meet us? We sure hope so.


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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