I left the following program note over at Kunstler's blog Monday.
As for what the rest of the week brings, that's already programmed in. Just after Midnight tonight, I mark yet another week of showing my class "The End of Suburbia" featuring our host with a post in which I leave answers for my students as links and Easter Eggs while discussing "Dispatches from the FEMA camps" by Metro Detroit's own Jeff Wattrick, who writes for Wonkette. Wednesday and Thursday, I have food posts planned for Thanksgiving. On Black Friday, I have Buy Nothing Day and Boycott Walmart combined. The week ends with Small Business Saturday, which promotes the kinds of local retail outlets needed for a resilient, post-peak-oil future.I already took care of the first promised entry with Sustainability through the looking glass with Jeff Wattrick of Wonkette. It's time to continue in the same spirit with another post featuring a worksheet my students fill out for a movie. In keeping with the food theme, it's for Food, Inc., the book of which I blogged about in Food Fight! Thoughts on liberalism and conservatism inspired by the Preface to Food, Inc.*
As I wrote in Showing my students "End of Suburbia" again tonight:
Over the fold is the worksheet I've been using for the past three years. See how many of my questions about the movie you can answer.
3. In 1970, how much of the beef market was controlled by the top beef packers? In 2010?
7. How many bushels/acre of corn were grown 100 years ago in the U.S.? How many now? Who does Michael Pollan credit for this increase?
Reminder: there are more answers for 19 and 20 coming.
28.How many gallons of oil are needed to bring a steer to market?
30. What can the average consumer do to change the system?
No, the images don't come with the worksheet. I just added them here to see if I could get a feature to work as well as add visual interest to the entry. According to the preview, it does.
*I promised I would resume blogging about the book, first in James Howard Kunstler swims against the stream on marriage equality and then in Nablopomo for August: Fiction. It only took me 15 months. It could be worse. I promised I'd write a series about andelku's Contemplating the Hedgehog. That was 19 months ago.