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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 Fun Vacation

A Fun Vacation

Christmas vacation started on the 22nd of December and ended on the 16th of January. During my vacation I spent most of my time with Mary, but besides being with her, I did a number of things. I went down to Pilot Station a couple of times to watch the Men's Basketball Tournament. The ball games were very exciting, especially when the Marshall Lost Boyz and St. Mary's Young Guns were playing the championship game. The Lost Boyz won by 4 points!

On the 31st of December and 1st of January the Marshall Race Committee and other organizations set up a two day Fund Raiser square dance. Half the money they made went to Danny and Dolly Myers who lost their home on the 31st of December to a sudden fire. Many people from up and down the river attended the square dance and had a fun time. Mary and I went to the dance but we didn't stay very long because Mary got sleepy. While we were at the dance, I enjoyed watching the dancers and the games they played.

On the 7th of January the Russian Orthodox Christmas started. The first day, the big star started at the Russian Orthodox Church, then went to Paul Boots' house. The second day the little star did the same. The leader for the big star was Tom Andrew. The leader for the little star was Jason Isaac. Since I hadn't brought Mary "Slavic," Jason told me that I should bring her along with the little star. Within just a couple houses my coat pockets were filled with many goodies. During the those two days it was quite tiresome for me because Mary is now a handful! The little star ended before the big star. Slavic ended on the 11th of January. After that was over, it got boring!

On the 30th of December I did inventory work at Hunter Sales. It was okay for a while because I was put in charge by Leslie until Norma came. Then on the 31st of December and the 1st of January I did inventory work up at the Coop store. This time it was a little easier because I had a partner, Victor Shorty. It was a little hectic for a while because we had to count the baby food and they were very unorganized! Other than that, it was okay, and the pay wasn't bad.

So my vacation was not always relaxing but also tiresome and, above all fun!

Theresa George  

 A Fun Vacation

Time Spent With My Family

- Olga Moxie

A Fun Vacation

- Theresa George

Christmas In Akiak

- Tanya Peter

Breakdown on the Break

- Garrett Evan

Much Excitement During My Vacation

- Carmen Pitka

Christmas in Marshall and Russian Mission

- Gerilyn Fitka

New Year Tourney Well Enjoyed

- Chris Fitka

From New Years to Slavi

- Fred Alstrom

My Painful Vacation

- John Tikiun

Christmas Break

- Ben Peteroff


Student Stories


Tales by Parents


Tales by the Elders


Staff Stories


If I were...


The Christmas of my Dreams


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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