We've already discovered that everyone has a different vision of the American dream. After reading through some of the dreams of the notable Americans from Forbes
, collect and post your thoughts about the American dream. Consider the following.
- What are some common ideas/themes you've noticed? Why do you think these keep popping up?
- What, if anything in these dreams, surprised you? Why?
- Did you find anything you don't believe should be part of the American dream? What? Why should it not be part of the dream?
- What is your vision of the American Dream, and how closely does your vision align with what you've read today?
- Whose dream is most like yours? Does this surprise you? Explain.
- Has your dream changed during your life? How?
- Is your dream achievable? Explain.
- Do all Americans have a chance at achieving their dreams? Explain.
- What happens to the dream when times turn bad? Is this positive or negative? Explain.