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In your answer you will be assessed on how well you: demonstrate understanding of the concept of belonging in the context of your study analyse, explain and assess the ways belonging is represented in a variety of texts organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context
Be-long-ing n. Acceptance as a natural member or part: "I"I felt a sense of belonging"; happiness felt in a secure relationship; "with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging". A personal item that one owns; a possession. Often used in the plural.
in the context of your study? What does this actually mean? Are you sure you know what the context of your study actually is? This presentation will show you the context of your study – in terms of the HSC syllabus outcomes for Area of Study… demonstrate understanding of the concept of belonging in the context of your study
Dont waste your time on aspects of the text that are not relevant to the context of the area of study You should look for evidence from each of your texts which fit into the following categories (or contexts) of belonging and not belonging Your summary / research / analysis of a text is as simple as 1, 2, 3! 1 = locate 2 = select 3 = organise Where to start?
1.Get some post-it notes 2.Copy each of the belonging context headers from this presentation onto separate post-it notes 3.As you read / explore your text… locate the best-matched quote / scene / audio in your text to your post-its 4.post each post-it note on the evidence you have located locate
*Perception = insight – view – opinion – attitude – awareness Possible answers = 1.Belonging to a place is fundamental to an individuals sense of belonging (Felix – his garden and Poland) 2.When an individual is forced to leave the place and society in which he/she belongs – he/she will be more resistant (or unable) to belong to a new place and society (Felix) 3.Individuals who do not share a groups connection with a particular place will feel a sense of alienation from that group. (Peter from his parents) 4.One of the most powerful barriers facing an individuals ability to belong is language (Felix relies on Peter to translate Polish to English) context header Belonging is a perception*. What ideas about belonging can be perceived in The Immigrant Chronicles?
10 MARY STREET w=1536&bih=624&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il 10 Mary Street, Regents Park. Today (via google maps)
What are the perceptions about belonging in The Immigrant Chronicles - within the following contexts of: the text (characters / society), the composer and… you! Personal context – identity / being / individuality / appearance / hobbies Cultural context – customs / leisure activities / work ethic Historical context – time and place / political era / war:peace / pre:post colonial Social context – rich:poor / educated:uneducated / social status / manners / language style / leisure activities / appearance
Regents Park, Sydney – 1950s
What attitudes does The Immigrant Chronicles show about a sense of belonging emerging from connections with: People – eg: Peter with Australian people? Places – eg: Felix and his garden? Groups – eg: Felix and his polish friends? Communities – eg: Peters alienation from the Polish community? The larger world – eg: Peter with the post-war world / Felix with his memories of the pre-war world
Typical kitchen in 1950s Regents Park, Sydney
The Immigrant Chronicles explores many aspects of belonging. Does The Immigrant Chronicles explore the possibility of the individual to improve a community or group? Eg: Felixs work ethic / Peters connections with friends and work colleagues Does The Immigrant Chronicles explore the potential of the individual to challenge and oppose a community or group? Eg: Felixs work ethic contrasted with Peters / Felixs resistance to connect with the new world in Australia
Postcard from Poland
How does The Immigrant Chronicles reflect the way an individuals (and a groups) attitudes about the world and belonging are modified over time. Different narrative voices reveal different perspectives about belonging to different places over a period of time. Felix is resistant to belonging to the new world – he was forced to leave the place and time and culture where he belonged.
Polish post-war immigrants arriving in Australia
The Immigrant Chronicles represents: choices not to belong (Felix / Peter) barriers which prevent belonging (willingness / need)
St Patricks School - Sydney
The Immigrant Chronicles shows that views of belonging can be created through a variety of: language modes – written verse Forms – free-verse autobiographical Features – metaphors / imagery / etc… Structures – verse novel / narrative voices
(you) the responder may experience and understand the ideas about belonging by: belonging to The Immigrant Chronicles exclusion from The Immigrant Chronicles belonging to the world The Immigrant Chronicles represents exclusion from the world The Immigrant Chronicles represents
The view from Central Station, Sydney 1951
Individual response to The Immigrant Chronicles is prejudiced by the different ways viewpoints about belonging are: given voice in a text OR absent from a text The absence of a man in this photo suggests that men do not belong in this place and this group (females).