Legacy and Leadership: National History Project
My daughter, an avid reader, has chosen Agatha Christie for her National History Day Project. To convince her teachers of her non-traditional choice, she is looking to learn more about Ms. Christie's leadership and legacy as these are the themes for the National History Day Project. Leadership, in the context of the National History Day project,"is the act of leading: providing motivation, guidance or direction, usually from a position of authority. Leadership also implies the ability to lead—possessing the skills necessary to articulate a shared vision and inspire others to embrace and achieve that vision. Leaders often personify other admirable values such as courage, selflessness, ingenuity and patriotism." Legacy, on the other hand, consists of "what is handed down to us from our ancestors or predecessors. More broadly, legacy is what is left behind for future generations—such as ideas and accomplishments. Legacies sometimes cannot be understood until long after a leader has passed away."
It would be great if you could provide some ideas in regards to Ms. Christie's leadership and legacy, after all only the Bible and Shakespeare sold more volumes. It would be wonderful if my daughter could convince her teachers of the significance an author plays in every-day life. Unlike some of the leaders who fought wars or made peace, writers continue to enrich people's lives over generations, one story at a time. Highlighting an author such as Ms. Christie in her National History Project would build upon her legacy and let the audience know that one doesn't have to be in politics or the military to leave a lasting impression.
Your help is greatly appreciated.