Discussion Board

Discussion Questions for “Walden (1854),” pp. 171-173, from Feasted Landscapes, Vol. 1: 

1. Why did Thoreau choose to live alone at Walden Pond for two-and-a-half years?

 2. What was Thoreau’s critique on labor and industrialization?

 3. Do you perceive Thoreau’s life on Walden Pond as self-sufficient and sustainable? Why or why not?

 Discussion Questions for Dr. Brett Bodily’s “Blue Milk,” pp. 3-7, from Our Finite Bounty:

 Briefly explain the phenomenon of “blue milk” in 19 th century America. How has industrialization affect U.S. milk consumption over the years? According to the author, what is the benefit of consuming raw milk from a local, trusted source? Along with the “Walden” excerpt, what are some consequences from industrialization? 

Discussion Questions for Prof. James Duran’s “Out of the Car and into the Future,” pp. 47-56, from Our Finite Bounty: 

According to the author, why has city planners and civic leaders consistently fail to improve our living spaces in urban areas? In what ways could we improve our urban environment? How does Duran's essay correlate with some of the city life issues from “The Evolution of New York 

  Discussion Questions. Part II of the Final Exam pertains to Feasted Landscapes, Vol. 1, and Our Finite Bounty. You must read the following chapter from Feasted Landscapes, Vol. 1: Unit 4, Chapter 3, “Walden (1854),” pp. 171-173. In addition, you must read the following essays from Our Finite Bounty: Dr. Brett Bodily’s “Blue Milk,” pp. 3-7, and Prof. James Duran’s “Out of the Car and into the Future,” pp. 47-56.  

 . For each discussion question, you need to provide a response of 50 words or more (approximately 4-5 complete sentences). 

 NOTE: do not quote directly from the book! Do not copy or paste from another source, including your own notes!  (Should be in your own words)Explain

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