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Grace Goes to Washington

Based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio

In this follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Grace for President, award-winning duo Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham present a fun, kid-friendly introduction to the branches of American government as well as the struggle and joys that comes with being a public servant.

"Who's in charge here?"

When Grace learns about the three branches of the United States government, she and the rest of the student council put the lesson into practice as they debate how to spend the money from a school fund-raiser. The arguments continue as they travel to Washington, DC, for a field trip. Grace feels closer than ever to her dream of becoming president someday, but she and her classmates have a lot to learn about what it means to serve the needs of the people, especially when the people want such different things!

This follow-up to bestseller Grace for President teaches how the U.S. government makes decisions and also what it takes to be a true public servant.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:

CASA MAÑANA (PRODUCER) Selected for the 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster (funding support for Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico engagements is available). 

Casa Mañana has produced the acclaimed tours of A Year with Frog & Toad, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells and Rapunzel! Rapunzel!.

Located in the heart of the cultural district of Fort Worth, TX, Casa Mañana Theatre specializes in professional Broadway and Children's Theatre and arts education, and has done so for more than 50 years. As a performing arts organization, Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of its diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons. Recently, Casa Mañana’s Performing Arts Conservatory was listed first in regional theatre training programs by backstage.com.  Learn more at www.casamanana.org.

CURRICULUM | AGES

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCES

PUBLIC AUDIENCE: Ages 5-10
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: AGES 6-10, Grades 1-4

Curriculum Connections

  • Language Arts:  Reading Strategies, comprehension skills, character study, realistic fiction,  writing, vocabulary, spelling, grammar
  • Social Studies:  Democracy, introduction to the system of checks and balances of the legislative, judical and executive branches of the US government
  • Social/Personal Development:  Leadership, Perseverance, Dedication, Empowerment, Problem Solving, Self-Esteem, Racial and Gender Diversity