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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 Scary Camping Trip

On a nice spring day in early June, 1986 or 1987. my family, along with John Moxie and his family, went on a camping trip by boat behind Pilcher Mtn.

In our boat there was me, my mom, Auntie Lena, Joseph, my dad, and my mom. In the Moxies' boat there was Olga, Mary and John.

When we got to our camping site we unloaded our stuff and set up our tents. When we were through, we went out on a ride to try to catch wild game for supper.

After we made our catch and ate we went to bed. The next morning we awoke bright and early to a very hot day. All day long we kids played, manaqed for pike, caught snails, and even swam a bit. Before the day was over we went out hunting beavers and muskrats, birds, and eggs. It was a long but fun-filled day.

After supper we cleaned up the camp a bit, played with our snails and went to bed. The next day started off pretty much the same as the day before except it was a little cooler.

As the day wore on, dark clouds started rolling in and we knew it was going to rain. So we started preparing for it. When we finished we sat in our tents watching and waiting for the rain to start. But nothing happened. At first we thought the rain clouds had passed us by, but then it started thundering. When we heard the rumbling noise Olga, Joseph, and I stopped what we were doing and listened and watched the sky across the camp.

The sky was very dark gray and all of a sudden, a stroke of lightning flashed across the sky. Then it thundered very loudly again and again. When it kept on thundering and lightning Olga got scared and wanted to go home. Then it started to rain really hard, as if it would never stop.

Finally, after the rains, thunder, and lightning passed and we kids got settled down a bit, we all went on a boat ride to check out the country. It smelled really fresh and glittered brightly in the sun.

The next day we packed up and got ready to go home because we thought it would rain again. All in all, the trip was a lot of fun and very exciting for us kids. But it was too wet for us to stay any longer, and we headed home.

By: Gerilyn Fitka

My Scary Camping Trip

Against All Odds

- Fred Alstrom

Fun in the Creeks

- Chris Fitka


- Ben Peteroff

My Trip to St. Mary's

- Theresa George

The Big Waves

- Olga Moxie

A Long Slog Home

- Garrett Evan

Unexpected Water Conditions

- Carmen Pitka

Stormy Weather

- Tanya Peter

My Longest Walk

- John Tikiun Jr.

My Scary Camping Trip

- Gerilyn Fitka


Authentic Student Stories


Stories by Parents
and Community


Stories by Elders


Stories by the Elementary


Creative Student Stories

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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