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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.





If I Were A FoxIf I Were A Fox

Splash! Mud and water rained over me followed by a loud bang! I looked with great surprise to see a man in orange shoot at me. I sprinted for the willows. Pausing near a thicket of trees, I listened for the hunter with my heart pounding with fear. Blood pumped through my ears so hard I heard a thumping noise along with the noise of the hunter following me through the trees. I ran and ran until he was no longer in sight, and until I couldn't hear him anymore.

When I stopped at the entrance to my den and sat down on my left hind leg, I saw that my right leg was hot with blood. I licked the wound, tasting the blood of my own flesh. The taste sent hunger pains to my stomach. The wound was sore and it ached terribly. The fastest I could move was a slow limp. The wound grew very sensitive and began to swell. And each day I grew weaker and more hungry. But I searched for food each day anyway. And food came once or twice a day, and I never got thirsty.

When the cold weather of January came, it stung the wound each and every time I would unshield it to catch a bite to eat. But time passed and I grew stronger and stronger as the days grew warmer and warmer. The way I walk though, was scarred on me for life from the bullet that almost took my life. Every day now I head for a place where there is a lot of dead stuff to munch on. During the evening is when I go to this place. I eat anything from flesh to bread. There are just about all the flavors I could think of. Some of them burn, some are sweet, and some taste like crap. They come in white flexible material that tears with ease, although I try to avoid this kind of food most of the time.

One day while walking across the tundra to the place I loved, "Zoom!" a snowmachine ran over me at a speed of more than 50 mph. It took away my breath, but I got up and ran off the road only to pass out there a little while later. After that, nothing has been the same anymore. Now, I live an eternal life here in the 5th dimension of earth. Electrons and other charged particles collect on me when I move around, allowing animals to sense me when I come close to them. Eternal life isn't as exciting but I am glad to be here.


by: Gary Kameroff

 If I Were A Fox
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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