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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 Dog for a DayA Dog for a DayA Dog for a Day
My name is Pudoo, and I live near a big house with four crazy children that tease me a lot when they are feeding me. They pretend to throw the bone to me and I run in the direction they are aiming for. For some reason they wouldn't throw the bone. I get tired of them doing that and one day I got so mad I broke loose and chased the child away. After that he never played those little jokes with me. I also get tired of eating the same old meal, and my throat is very sore from sucking on moose bones. And I'm very, very tired of "bugooking the bones". I always wonder when they are going to give me fish or birds. Every darn morning I awake in the same old cold house. And I always wonder when they are going to pick me some grass to sleep on so that I could be much warmer. Before the snow comes to.

Every Saturday I run around freely. One day I met this other dog named "Geemaaq". After meeting her I went and checked on her every weekend and we play a lot. She taught me how to play all kinds of games. Afterwards I went to my house and played a little with my housekeeper's child. She is a little clumsy. One time she and I were playing around and she tripped over a stick poking out of the ground, and I got the blame for it. I was a little upset at her but not for long because she was too small and couldn't talk very well. Her big sister came out and whipped me, and at that time I got really mad. I just walked away and went into my house.

For five Saturdays in a row I hadn't seen "Geemaq" and I was getting kind of worried. So the next Saturday I went down to her house. She was moaning, and as I looked into the house she was sitting by six little newborn puppies. I was happy until she told me that I was the father.

I dropped my teeth. "Me the father?"

Our so called "Human Gram" would come and feed "Geemaq". She took care of the little puppies too. I guess only after my human family realized that I had to help raise six little adorable puppies they finally started giving me big chunks of meat to "bugook." And the big girl picked me a lot of grass to keep me warm for the winter.

BY: Maureen Fitka
A Dog for a Day
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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