If you think that Americans can take the whole American Dream thing a little too far, here's a fun group work activity for you. Students will create a satire of one aspect of the American Dream and then create a commercial for a product that exemplifies it.
Works in English, social studies, or a media class. Business, too. Worksheet provides a framework, and a link to the Google Doc version means they can use their computers to complete the assignment. It also includes a link to a satire video that has the tone you might be looking to emulate.