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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.





Freaking Out
On a very dark and foggy Halloween night in Marshall, some friends and I wanted to do something fun. We all decided after we got our treats that we'd go up to the old gold mine and have some fun. So Geri, Palassa, Darcy, Carmen, Marcia, Ben, Gary, Angela and I went up to the gold mine with our snowmachines.

When we reached the mine Ben was missing, and Gary went back to look for him. So there were just us girls up there. We went into the big warehouse and made a fire. After awhile, in the back room we heard a voice say"Turn off the fire or the spirits will come!" We thought it was Gary and Ben, so we just left it alone. We started to tell jokes, such as imagine you were an Elan with toenails. We were real loud until we realized someone was knocking on the door. Marcia went to check but there was no one there. Palassa said,"Maybe it's them boys, they're mischief!" So we went to check around again.

We had a flashlight and we went to check the manmade hills. When all of us were on the top, we could see across the stream where there was a fire with three people around it. We thought it was Ben and Gary. But when we went through the trees and across the stream, the fire was no longer there. Then some of us girls began freaking out. We ran back to the warehouse but the door was locked from the inside and we heard a lot of guys talking about hunting and basketball. Angela said that there was a back door and we went back to check it out, and there it was. When we went in though there was no one there and it was real dark. The fire was out. We flashed around with the flashlight and in the back there was the reflection of glowing eyes. We were saying, "Ben and Gary , we know it's you!" Carmen said, "Come out, come out wherever you are!" Suddenly, in the back, Darcy said, "Something is holding my pants!" It was a hand with no arm. Then the owner of the hand came back and said "Will you please give me back my hand?" We were really shocked when we saw an ugly person with big ears and teeth like a beaver. We ran out, but it ran after us and grabbed Darcy. She was screaming for help, but that guy kept saying, "I just want my hand back!" So Marcia took the hand and threw it like a football and shouted, "If you want your hand then go get it!"

Then we went into an old house and made a fire. We all sat on the bed watching a mouse sifting on the table, eating dry fish. When I threw a piece of wood at the mouse, the wood formed into a human skeleton and grabbed me, asking, "Would you like it if I hit you with a stick?" But I told him "Gross, let go of me, and I'll give you a dollar!" The ghost let go and I said, "Oh, I forgot, I never got paid yet!" So I gave him all my Halloween candy then fainted. A few minuites later Angela woke me up and we all decided to go home where we found Ben and Gary at the Halloween dance having a lot of fun.

Freaking Out

By: Norma

Freaking Out

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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