The Sacramento Bee today ran a huge story on the role of native Hawaiians in the establishment of Sacramento; how many married Native Americans and have now begun a local tribal casino, and their interest in the present effort in Congress to provide rights that native Americans have to native Hawaiians.

It’s really amazing stuff.

What does this have to do with English Language Learners?

We have a number of Pacific Islanders at our school, and I think this information is going to garner a whole lot of interest from them. And, as I’ve written in earlier posts, I’m always pleasantly surprised at just how interested other ELL’s are in stories related to their peers from other cultures.