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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.





My Dream Moose


When I was four, and in Head Start, my dad took me with him in the boat to check our net up at Willow Creek, which is about six miles up the river from here. It was fall time, just before freeze-up. I fell asleep on the way up, and I was still asleep after my dad checked the net and slowly started back down river. As we rounded the first bend, my dad spotted a moose standing at the edge of the water. It was a cow moose, and it was about 1/4 mile away. My dad stopped the motor and drifted toward the moose until it finally waded out into the water and started to swim across the slough. When it was about half-way across my dad floated right up beside it. My dad then came over to me and woke me up, saying, "Kim, look at that moose!" I got up and looked at it and said, "huh, wow!" and went back to sleep. When we came home, my dad asked me if I had seen that moose. I told him that I didn't remember it. He said that I must have looked at it and thought it was part of my dream.


By: Kimberly Fitka

My Dream Moose

My First Experience with a Moose

On the 1st of September, 1998, some friends, Bev, Everett, Kyle, Jackie and I went for a boat ride up to Kwik to rod and reel for pike or whatever we could catch. We caught nothing at all there, so we went farther up Kwik to fish. But we still had no luck. While we were looking around in Kwik, Everett saw a bull moose on the tundra. Jackie parked the boat, and he and Everett ran up to the tundra to look for it. But they were too late. It was gone.

Meanwhile, Bev and I were fishing, but only catching grass. When Jackie and Everett came back down to the boat, they told us to reel in our lines. Then they hurried and pushed the boat out. When we drove around the bend we saw the moose again swimming across the river. I started getting really excited because that was the first time I had ever seen a moose. Since it was in the water, we drove right next to it, and all of us almost got to pet it. It was so cool. But the boys were circling it, and it was getting really tired. Finally, they stopped going around it and we let it go up the bank. When it reached the bank they shot it. I was very excited because that was the first time I had ever encountered a moose since I was four years old. I wished so much that I'd had my camera. I was lucky that I was asked on that boat ride because it was one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had.

By: Kimberly Fitka

So Cool!

- Tatiana Sergie

Richard's First Moose

- Willie Paul Fitka III

A Blood Trail But No Moose

- Maurice Turet

Close Enough to Hit Them with an Oar

- Tassie Fitka

My Dream Moose

- Kimberly Fitka

My First Experience with a Moose

- Kimberly Fitka

The First and Last Time I Saw a Moose

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Many Moose in a Day

- Cheryl Hunter

No Stumps!

- David Andrew

Moose from an Airplane

- Jolene Soolook

Good Luck at Big Bend

- Joel Isaac


(Alces alces) The Moose


Moose Fact Sheet


Student Stories


Stories By Parents


Stories By Elders


Stories By Successful Hunters


Stories By School Staff


"If I were a Moose…"




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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