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harajukugirl Thu 19-May-16 13:22:48

My dd is learning about leadership and what makes a good leader.

I thought this is a great opportunity to tell her about Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mandela, Shackleton, Churchill, Steve jobs, Ferdinand Magelen, Dalai Lama, bill gates, Abraham Lincoln, Pankhurst, thatcher, aung San....

1. Is there a resource for kids where they can learn about these people in a fun way? Like a 30 min TVs program for 7 year olds? Or an app?

2. Wouldnt mind learning about more female leaders myself. As u see from the list, they seems to be few...

BackforGood Thu 19-May-16 23:32:07


HappyHeart87 Thu 19-May-16 23:42:02

Sounds like a great idea!

When I read your list my first thought was 'please tell them about more women than just Thatcher!'

I don't know what you're considering 'leading', but off the top of my head, some influential women who have / are shaping the world:

Angela Merkel
Aung San Suu Chi....

harajukugirl Fri 20-May-16 03:55:03

Thank you. I have aung sung and Pankhurst on my list. I will add merkle.

Thank you for the link. I will take a look tonight.

Good question on what is 'leadership'. I haven't yet answered this myself but thought I'd start by the traditional, generally accepted definition and therefore lists of leaders.

There are not many resources out there that cater to 8 year olds...

HappyHeart87 Fri 20-May-16 09:48:10

They're already on your list! Sorry - that was a sleep deprived brain fart.

BackforGood Fri 20-May-16 16:34:09

I thought of this thread when i spooted a biography of Marie Curie on BBC4 from last Monday (16th) - a female 'Leader' in Scientific discoveries if ever thre were one.
It's an hour though not a 30 min prog, but eminently watchable. It would be on i-player if you can pick that up.

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