F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams


  • The Young F. Scott Fitzgerald

    In this video from the American Masters film F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams, students learn about the early life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The accompanying activity asks students to examine the events of Fitzgerald’s youth and how they shaped his later literary work, and to examine their own lives as well.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Life Imitates Art | The Great Gatsby

    This media gallery from the American Masters film F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams explores how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work mirrored events in his life. Using video, discussion questions, organizers, and essays, students will take a deep dive into what may have motivated Fitzgerald’s writing.

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Valley of Ashes | The Great Gatsby

    This video from the American Masters film F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams examines the valley of ashes in The Great Gatsby. Using the video, discussion questions, activities, and handouts in this resource, students will gain a better understanding of the valley of ashes--what it symbolizes and why it’s so important to the novel’s plot.

    Grades: 9-12

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