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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.




Through the Eyes of A Turkey

Through the Eyes of A Turkey

I am a light brown turkey and I weigh 55 pounds. I also have small, blue eyes and wings with red tips at the end. One side of my wings is burned because one of my owner's kids accidently pushed me near their fire and got one side burned. But, I'll say it was my fault because I stood so close, well, about a foot away from the fire. Lucky it was just my wing, and not my body. Otherwise I wouldn't be here. Oh! One more thing about me that you should know, I can hear and understand what is being said.

I live on a farm out in the country with my owner and his wife, plus their two children. There's a lot of other animals on the farm, like the horse, cow, mule, dog and cat. Before I forget to mention, there's a rooster and hen, some relation to me, and there's about 15 of us turkeys and 10 chickens. So, we're really all a big family. I stay with my best friend, Snapper, the youngest turkey, because she is so much fun to stay with and she really knows a lot. The children named her Snapper because for a few days when she first arrived she would always make snapping noises. So, that's how she got her name.

My owner feeds us every morning right at 8:00 AM. He is one great owner. He never did raise his voice at us, like he did to the others. That's what I like about him, his kindness and gentleness.

I guess I've said enough on that part. Thanksgiving is in two more weeks and I'm getting real jumpy and nervous because my owner and his wife were talking about killing one of us turkeys and selling it. And I've got this weird feeling way inside that it's going to be me.

Later. Of all the crazy things I did, eavesdropping on my owner and his wife is the worst I could do, but I just couldn't help it. I needed to know what was going on. And they both did decide to get rid of me. What a bummer! I thought I would be here forever, but I guess I was wrong. I have all sorts of crazy ideas of what to do. Maybe I should run away, but to where? I have no idea where to go. Even though I'm scared I've got to face this on my own.

Two days later I went to say goodbye to my friends before I got into the back of the truck. I'm very sad now, and I have tears in my eyes, although no one can see them. I don't want to leave. But, I have to. I really don't have any other choice, but to rock on. I wonder if there will be a heaven for me? I have no Idea till I find out. After all, if there's a heaven for the humans, maybe there is one for us?


By: Marcia George

Through the Eyes of A Turkey

Through the Eyes of A Turkey
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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