Writing 2: Ann Leckie on SciFi Stardom and Why the Hero of Her New Novel “Provenance” is Just Like Us


SciFi star Ann Leckie is the bestselling author next door. A St. Louis native who still lives and writes in her hometown, Leckie shot to SciFi stardom with her record-breaking debut trilogy – Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Mercy, and Ancillary Sword. In her latest novel, Provenance, Leckie returns to the Imperial Radch empire for a story about power, theft, privilege and birthright, and a hero who is worlds away from your typical SciFi lead.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 299: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Pre-Recorded Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how pre-recorded interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.


Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.