Willa Cather: The Road is All


  • Meet Willa Cather

    This video from the American Masters film Willa Cather: The Road Is All introduces students to the novelist and her work.  Cather wrote some of the most unforgettable prose of the 20th century and won various awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 

    Grades: 9-12
  • American Masters | My Ántonia

    This video from the American Masters film Willa Cather: The Road Is All explores Cather’s iconic novel, My Ántonia.  The novel recounts the narrator’s memories of a childhood friend and is based on Cather’s own experiences growing up on the Nebraska prairie. 

    Grades: 9-12
  • American Masters | Willa Cather's Childhood

    This video from the American Masters film Willa Cather: The Road Is All provides an overview of the author’s childhood.  Born in Virginia, Cather’s family moved to Nebraska in the aftermath of the Civil War.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Willa Cather at McClure's

    This video from the American Masters film Willa Cather: The Road Is All explores Cather’s role as the managing editor of McClure’s magazine.  The years that Cather spent at one of the nation’s leading periodicals helped her hone her craft as a writer and taught her valuable lessons about the publishing world.  This resource may be used in ELA or creative writing courses to highlight the importance of frequent reading for developing students’ writing skills.

    Grades: 9-12

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