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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.





A Fox I Am

My name is Pixy. I am two years old. I live in a rock den with my mother and father. Our den is near a river. Every morning when I wake up I walk out of our den to smell the fresh spring air. Then I go and look for something good to eat. After I eat my breakfast I go and see my best friend foxy. We either go to the forest or river to play. We play all day until it's time for our evening meal. Then we run home very fast in time to eat our meal. When I get home my food is ready for me on the table, which is the middle part of our den. Before I go to eat my mother tells me to wash my hands and face. Then I run to the little ditch in our den and wash up. After washing up I go to the table to start eating. But just before I start eating my mother tells me that we have to say our prayers. We pray, then I start to eat. After everyone is done eating we all wash up and get ready for bed. My father goes to bed first, then my mother tucks me in bed at the back of the room.

The next morning when I woke up and went outside, my mother and father were already up. I ate my breakfast, and when I was done my mother asked me if I wanted to go for a walk in the woods. I said, yes, but could Foxy come along? Mother said, yes, but only if it was okay with her parents. So I ran down to her house and asked Foxy and her mother. Both of them said it was okay, and Foxy and I ran back to my mother and father. We walked far into the woods, and on our way we met many friends that lived in the woods. There were five different families that we saw. After we talked to them we said our good nights and left for home. When we got to our den I asked my mother and father if I could walk Foxy home. Both of them said yes, and when we got half-way to Foxy's house we said our good nights and headed on our different ways home. When I got home my mother told me to wash up and get ready for bed.

The next morning when I woke up my mother was already up. Then she told me that my father was killed by a hunter. Boy was I shocked to hear that! After his death I hated the people that killed my father. But life had to go on anyway, and even though it was harder to live, my mother and I lived our lives like it was before my father died. My father always remained in our hearts though. Nothing could take my father away from my heart, or even my mother's.


Palassa Sergie
 A Fox I Am
How Dog Got His Big Ears A Dog I Am A Day In The Life Of A Dog My Life Story
A HUSKY I am Too Old to Play A Dog for a Day Dream Dog
A Day For Little Legs Ever Since I was Born...


The Day My Life Ended as a Fox If I Were A Fox A Fox I Am PARANOID
Sense of Where You Are Through the Eyes of a Fox A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOX In The Life of A Fox

THROUGH THE EYES OF A TURKEY Sue the Turkey Till Death Becomes Thee Through the Eyes of a Wild Turkey
Eye of a Turkey A Turkey's Life My Crazy Life as a Turkey Through the Eyes of A Turkey

TIME FOR A CHANGE OUR LOST LAND A Killer Bee is Who I Am Killer Bees Attack Humans
A Bee I Am Channel Bee News KILLER BEES OF AMERICA Attack Of The Killer Bee's


OUR SCARY EXPERIENCE The Witch... One Cold Dark Night Freaking Out
One Scary Night… A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma The Night Of Halloween House of Halloween



How the Chicken Got Its Name How The Ptarmigan Changed The Seasons How Moose Got Its Antlers How Dogs Started to Bark...
How the Fox Got His Red Coat How Raven Got Its Black Feathers How The Bear Lost His Tail Kidnapped Daughter
Of Wolf and Man Why Wolves Are So Big The Monkey Man Ircaqurluk: The Yupik Teacher
The Old Woman Statue How the Red Fox got its Colors The First Bear The Last of the Thunderbirds
The Bear Skin How The Raven Got Black Wolf Spots The Bear and the Two Weasles



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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