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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

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.





Whats Happenin' at School?


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Richard Olsen's Classes

In Richard's high school Language Arts class the students are completing their reading of the book, "The White Dawn" by James Houston. It is an Eskimo saga which tells a story about the first contact with western civilization in N.E. Canada.

His group of junior high students are reading short stories in Language Arts. They just completed "Dog Song," a story about an Eskimo boy who is tested by a bad storm and learns to trust his dog team to take him back to his village.

In Wood Shop, the high school students are working on individual projects. The junior high students have been carving spoons.

Whats Happenin' at School?


Nick's Bilingual Classes 

Nick's high school students are learning the Yup'ik names of the settlements in the Southwest Alaska Region. These include the villages of the Yukon River from Anvik to Alakanak, the coastal villages from Unalakleet to Kongiganak, the Kuskokwim River villages, the villages on the "Tundra," and those in the Bristol Bay area.

They also made a plan of a new village called "Nuuksuk." They first drew a map and showed how the village would look, then they discussed the kinds of rules they would have in the village.

The other subjects covered this quarter were: types of clothing, animals we trap, and tools. The students first learned the Yup'ik names of the objects, then used the vocabulary in sentences. They also did activities pertaining to basic listening, speaking, reading and writing in Yup'ik.

The class also went out fishing for fall chum and cohos for the school lunch program. The students enjoyed fishing with Vernon Evan, Nick Duny, Victor Shorty and myself. They went on two fishing trips, then put the fish in the walkin freezer.

Nick's elementary students are working on a Yupik clothing unit and other units that are the same as the high school.

 Whats Happenin' at School?


Guy's Classes

Guy Sandlin is a grade 7-12 teacher. He teaches three math classes, science, human biology and health, and a geography class.

His three math classes are 7th grade arithmetic, 8th grade arithmetic, and pre-algebra. The 7th grade students are learning to write numbers in scientific notation and to convert them back to standard form. The 8th graders are learning about rounding off numbers and using rounded numbers to do mental math in everyday-type situations. The pre-algebra class (high school students) is studying decimal expressions both in arithmetic and algebraic settings.

Guy's science class, which is made up of the 7th and 8th grade students, is studying tectonic plates and the theory of continental drift.

The human biology and health class, which is made up of high school students, is learning about social health. They are presently studying how to be a good friend and how to establish lasting and productive friendships.

The 7th and 8th grade geography class is producing "pictures" of four scenes observed in the village. They are reproducing, from memory, the scene and a discription of the areas. They are also observing how it relates to other parts of the village as far as infastructure, topography and economy are concerned.

 Whats Happenin' at School?


Feature News

A Good Moose Season

- Kathy Duny

Tank Farm Being Relocated

- Jonathan Boots

Willow Mine to be Mined?

- Lois Moore

Marshall Co-op Store Extension

- Charlotte Alstrom

Marshall's New Armory

- Maurice Turet

Airport Update

- Tatiana Sergie

Marshall Head Start Begins

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Marshall Traditional Council

- Tassie Fitka



Editorial Page 

Sales Tax has Benefits Too

- Charlotte Alstrom


Guest Editorial 

Let's Get Rid of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

- Cheryl Hunter


Max's Message from the Best Little
School on the Yukon



Whats Happenin' at School?


Running Cross Country

First and Second Grades
Third and Fourth Grades
5th & 6th Grades
Richard Olsen's Classes
Nick's Bilingual Classes
Guy's Classes
Frank's Classes
Donna Best's Special Olympics
Marshall Student Council Report


Puzzle Page


October 1997 Calendar


Comic Page


Happy Halloween


Dear Tat


 Elders Page

Trapping at Nageethluk

Story told by Camille Boliver

Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope


Did You Know That...


Message Page (in pdf)


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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