The American Dream

Interview Questions updated 1-24-15

1. What comes to mind when you hear, “The American Dream?”

possible follow-up: What does the American Dream mean to you? What does it mean to your family?

2. Do you think everyone has the same idea of what the American Dream is?3. Up to this point in your life, has America lived up to your expectations?4. What do you need to do to have your American Dream come true? (broader option: What do you think needs to happen for your American Dream to come true?)

5. What do you think is unique about the American Dream, especially in contrast to the dreams of people in

other countries?

6. How will you know if you achieve the American Dream?


Social Media Accounts

One Hashtag: #americandreammu

One Instagram: American Dream MU Password: gosaints

One Facebook: American Dream MU
Password: gosaints
For facebook everyone needs to friend Jess Lytle

Email Account: Password: gosaints (all lowercase)

For pictures and videos: Have 8 people posted from each group throughout ethics week, keep 4 interviews/photos on retainer and have each group post those over the two weeks following ethics week (2 per week for 2 weeks)

Anchor will be on Facebook linked to twitter and instagram -On Facebook we need a Post Master
-Jessica Lytle for Facebook creator

-Bernadette Oldfield creates Instagram

 Video Interview Schedules and locations

Schedule and Locations of groups (rough) M 2-4 Rowley
M 6:30-7:30 Gerard
T 12-6 Dining Hall 4-6 and Library 12-3:00 W 1-6 Near Bernies

15 minutes per person interviewed usually to answer multiple questions and concise answers

Preproduction assignment:


  • Anchor base–site content

Project Proposal

  • Identify audience
  • How will you get people involved in the long-term conversation
  • How to get people to participate in the video interviews
  • How will you use social media and why
    • What specific platforms (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.)

Questions for the video:

  • What does the phrase “American Dream” mean to you?
  • So far, has America lived up to your expectations? Why or why not?
  • Is the American Dream attainable for all people? Do we all have an equal chance of achieving it?
  • Do you think the American Dream is unique or just what Americans call their life dream?

Teams and schedules

Day-of Coordinators: Friday, February 6th

  • Logan
  • Danielle
  • Jess
  • Joseph

Rough Cut Editor: Th 11-6

  • Logan

Team: Aquaman and the Wonderwomen: M 2-4, W 1-6

  • Chelsea
  • Jessie
  • Jess
  • Becca
  • Logan (non-filming)

Team: 415: M 6:30-7:30

  • Jackie
  • Janeth
  • Bernadette
  • Romi

Team: Team Sass: T 12-6

  • Shawn
  • Jen
  • Leah
  • Alex
  • Joseph

Team: DAAM 4: Randos

  • Danielle
  • Alejandra
  • April
  • Margaret


Ethics Awareness Week: February 2-6, 2015
Ethics of the American Dream

Faculty Panel Discussion
What is the American Dream?

Service Fair
7:30 GEICO Lecture
Ethics Award
Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS

7:00 Documented
Film Discussion

Health Care and the American Dream
Faculty Discussion

Showing narratives


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