1. What global forces are affecting the U.S. economy and politics? How do those global forces affect your own life? Discuss.
2. In the once popular television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, did this show depict a typical American family? Why or why not? What is going on with the American family today? What historical events have played a role in shaping American family life? What do you see for the future of the U.S. family? How do religion and education impact the future of the U.S. family?