It's "The West Wing" meets "Nancy Drew" - a podcast for little girls and political junkies.
Legend says whoever sees the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill is cursed. Fina Mendoza, the 10-year old daughter of a congressman, just saw it. Can she save her family from “cat”astrophe?
These are the Fina Mendoza Mysteries.
Losing is Democratic Part Two
Fina Mendoza has a mystery to solve: who sent her classmates pizza? Her teacher has a challenge of her own: how to teach her 4th grade students about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. She looks to John Adams for inspiration.
Free curriculum available at the website finamendozamysteries.com
Losing is Democratic (Part One)
Fina Mendoza, the ten-year-old daughter of a congressman, solves mysteries on Capitol Hill. Her 4th grade class is competing with 5th graders in a reading competition to see who can read the most pages. The prize: free pizza. Her class loses the contest. But pizza mysteriously appears anyway at the front door of all the fourth graders. How?
Fina worries about her father in the U.S. Capitol on January 6th as a mob tries to disrupt certification of the election.
Free curriculum: finamendozamysteries.com.
Christmas Traditions with the Mendoza Family
In this year of upended traditions, we check in with the Mendoza family as they remember their own favorite Christmas past. And we celebrate a Capitol Hill tradition: the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree.
Here's a link to the 2020 Capitol Christmas Tree celebration: https://www.uscapitolchristmastree.com/
Thanksgiving with the Mendoza Family
I’ll bet you didn’t get to ride in a parade or spend Thanksgiving with your congressman dad answering questions at a Veteran’s hall. That’s how Fina's spending her Thanksgiving on a return visit to California.
Dia de los Muertos
The first and second of November are the Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. It’s a celebration we include in The Fina Mendoza Mysteries as Fina and her older sister Gabby try to come to terms the death of their mom.
We have a curriculum sheet for Dia de los Muertos at our website, finamendozamysteries.com. You can also get an autographed copy of the book that inspired the series: WELCOME TO WASHINGTON FINA MENDOZA.
Let Kids Vote! (part two)
It’s another school year of distance learning for Fina where she's researching voting. Specifically, letting kids younger than 18 cast a ballot.
Real-life Congressman Mark Takano of Riverside, California answers questions about youth voting.
There is also a mystery to be solved: who broke into their empty classroom, ransacking the backpacks and rifling the teacher’s desk. Fina consults with her partner, a dog named Senator Something.
FREE curriculum at: finamendozamysteries.com.
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