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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.





Kathy's Spring Camp


At the end of May Kathy Peteroff decided to go out spring camping, and I was the man to take her out. We accompanied Kathy's niece Fran Evan to a place called Big B where we camped and hunted for muskrats, ducks, and eggs. Kathy had some fun watching the kids and older boys hunt. She says the main reason she likes spring camping is because she enjoys time away from the pressures and noise of town. Her favorite thing is to look for certain tasty kinds of eggs, such as swan, tern, and seagull. Kathy said the trip was good except for all the rain while she was out on the tundra.

Kathy and her family camped for three days and two nights, one night at Big B and the other in the main part of Takchak Slough. The first night they camped because the older people wanted to get out on the tundra early the next day and look for eggs. She and the others camped on a tundra island to make sure that a bear wouldn't bother them while they slept. It was an island only because the water was high. It was normally a part of the mainland. That night the older boys went out with the boat to hunt for muskrats and beavers. Back at camp Kathy said there was a lot of wildlife swimming around.

The next and last night of her trip was spent in a cabin located on the main part of Takchak Slough. The cabin belongs to Paul Coffee and is used for hunting. It has some lakes behind it that have a lot muskrats. All through the evening the boys would walk back to the lakes and hunt muskrats with a canoe. During the night while Kathy was trying to sleep, mice made all kinds of noise and kept her awake. The next day Kathy and her family packed up and left. She was happy to be leaving because she was tired and missed the comforts of home. But while she was out she enjoyed every minute of it (except the mice)

Story by: Kathy Peteroff

Interviewed by Ben Peteroff

Kathy's Spring Camp


Fran's Last Fishing Trip

- Fran Evan/Garrett Evan

My Dad's Fun Spring Camping

- Moses Shorty/Matthew Shorty

Jacob's Busy Summer

- Jacob Isaac/Olga Moxie

Kathy's Spring Camp

- Kathy Peteroff/Ben Peteroff

Uncle Al's Summer Vacation

- Alvin Owletuck Jr./Olga Moxie

Nancy's Fun Summer!

- Carmen Pitka/Nancy Fitka

Ray's Plans for the New Dump

- Ray Alstrom/Fred Alstrom

Juliana's Day of Animals And Berries

- Juliana Fitka/Gerilyn Fitka

The Big Brown Bear

- Natalia George/Theresa George

Marcia's Summer Vacation

- Marcia George/Mary Jane Shorty

A Very Wet Boat Motor

- Jason Isaac/Theresa George


Student Stories

Other Student Stories

Stories of Summers Past


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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