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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.





Christmas In Akiak

 Christmas In Akiak

On December 21, 1995, the school had their Christmas program. The part I liked best was Tom's class where some of his students did lip singing of silly Christmas songs. The play I was in was the last one to perform. Our play was called, "Christmas In Takchak." The students that participated were Jackie George, Jonathan Boots, John Tikiun Jr., Garrett Evan, Matthew Shorty, Robert Pitka, Theresa George, Olga Moxie, Mary Jane Shorty, and I. A lot of the audience was laughing at the boys because they were dressed up like girls in kuspaks and scarfs, and fake breasts. We girls were dressed up like men. It's the way they used to do it many years ago in the gasgiq.

On December 24, the Marshall community had their Christmas program. It was sort of boring but the last play was okay. The play was done by the Women's League. Their play was called "Mrs. Claus Can't Smile," and it was about Mrs. Claus who couldn't smile and the people who came from different places to try make her smile. After the program was done, some people started passing out presents.

On December 28 to 31, I went with the Marshall Fiddlers to Akiak. During the three nights of square dancing there were a lot of people from different villages like Quinhagak, Kwethluk, Bethel and others. Those three nights were boring for me because all I did was sit and watch the people dance.

When we were coming back from Akiak, we were just five minutes out of Marshall when we saw a house burning. When we got closer I noticed

that it was my auntie's and uncle's house. As we circled once around Marshall we could really see the flames coming out of the windows and the front door. I had to be dropped off by Boliver's because my house was too close to the burning house. That same night after the fire the Race Committee, Russian Orthodox, and Catholic Churches held a square dance to try to raise money for the victims of the fire.

By: Tanya Peter

Christmas In Akiak

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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