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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 I Am
As I awake in the morning, the grass below me is very damp and reeks of urine. My pup is sucking milk from my breast. As I caress her small body, she wiggles her tail with happiness. I look across the pathway, and the black dog with blue eyes is staring at me with fear. He knows very well that I am very protective of the last pup I've got. My master took the other four pups that I gave birth to. Every day I wonder if I'll ever see their small, fragile bodies again. Just the thought of my pups missing makes me act very fierce to my master. But it's funny how every time I see him coming, I bark with joy because he only comes to feed us, bed us or run us. Whenever he lets me run, I just drag sometimes because he has taken something very valuable from me. When he gets mad at me, I snarl at him, but his demanding roar scares me, leaving me defenseless against him. Once when I was running with the team I just stopped. My master put me in the sled, and when we got back to base, he never fed me. Ever since then, I've tried to keep up with the team. He leaves me with no choice at all.

As I lie there, thinking of my taken pups, the only one left started going over to the corner to urinate. I grabbed the pup with my mouth and put it in front of the door. Now it would learn to take a dump outside. Just as I dropped her down, my master showed up. I jumped out of the house, barking with eagerness to see what he had come for. He fed us fish and broth. Believe me, nothing tastes as rich and fine as king salmon. After my meal, I went inside to play with my pup. She had every one of my own characteristics: light brown hair, black circles on the eyes and very soft thick hair. Having this small token of life gives me strength to run. It also gives me something to look forward to, after a long, hard run.

That evening as my master was changing the grass, I growled so loud that he dodged a few feet away. Then he roared back at me even louder, leaving me again feeling very defenseless. But I held my pup in a small pouch of grass, protecting her from the master. When he walked away, I brought my pup inside the house. Before I fell asleep, I howled a small tune that means, "Sleep well, but keep aware of the dangers."

 A Dog 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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