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Suggestions for Related Material



This thread is for members to share suggestions for related material for the Area of Study, Belonging. Feel free to post ideas for texts as well as links to sources which have lists of suggested materials.

To get the thread started, here are some sites which have some suggestions
for related material.



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Museum of London: Belonging

http://www.adamstrainor.com/site3.0/...belonging.html

This is a thought-provoking multimedia exhibition that was staged at
the Museum of London in 2007. It challenged many of the assumptions
about refugees and explored the contributions they have made to London.



Website: Scattered People

http://brisbane-stories.powerup.com.au/scatteredpeople/

Scattered People is a photo documentary that was developed over six
months. It tells the story of three families and their plight as refugees.



Website: Brisbane stories

http://brisbane-stories.powerup.com.au

This website has a large range of stories about living in Brisbane.
It has images, stories and oral recollections by people living in and
around Brisbane.



Website: Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission

Voices of Australia


http://www.hreoc.gov.au/education/voices/index.html

Voices of Australia was developed in recognition of 30 years of the
Racial Discrimination Act 1975 by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
Commission. It features many different stories about Australian, and
reminds us that we are a society of many diverse communities. It has
audio stories, music, photographs and information about Australia.



Website: Film Australia: Digital learning

Digital learning: Sense of Belonging

Sense of Belonging - History, Identity

This short film is about the journey of descendants of ni-Vanuatu workers
back to their homeland. They had come to work in the Queensland sugar
industry in the 1930s and are now building a Pacific Islander museum
to preserve their identity and heritage.



Source: NEALS



Suggestions from other members:
- i don't know whether it's a good idea, but you could actually use mean girls... there are plenty of social groups and stuff etc it's sort of a struggle to belong.
- another you could use is the movie holes, i believe it's based on a novel too
- my place by sally morgan, if it isn't still a prescribed text.
- 'I am Australian' the song
* Of Mice and Men - Steinbeck
*First they Killed My Father - Luong Ung
*The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith - Thomas Keneally
*Desire Under the Elms - Eugene O'Neill
* The Tempest - William Shakespeare
* Belonging - Jeannie Baker. Walker (picture book)
*An imaginary Life - David Malouf
*Antigone - Sophocles
*Away - Micheal Gow
*Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
*Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
*Hachet - Gary Paulsen
*Inside Black Australia - Kevin Gilbert
*Norm the Onion - Wendy Orr
*Raw - Scott Monk
*Six Degrees of Seperation - John Guare
*The Club - David Williamson
*The Shoehorn Sonata - John Misto
*Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
*Wild Swans - Jung Chang
*The Mysteries of Belonging - Marjorie Salvodon
*Boss of the Pool - Robin Klein
*Colin and the Snoozebox - Leigh Hodgkinson
*Digger J Jones - Richard J Frankland
*Fancy Nancy - Jane O'Connor
*Freckleface Strawberry - Julianne Moore
*Getting It - Alex Sanchez
*Great Joy - Kate DiCamillo
*Mutt Dog - Stephen Michael King
*Not Old Enough - Charlotte Middleton
*The Rope Ladder - Nigel Richardson
*Two Tough Teddies - Kilmerry Niland
- http://www.stonesoup.com/writing/193
 
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My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Piccoult
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Shipping News - Anne Proulx (although, it's on EX1 syllabus, not sure about this)
Henry Sugar - Roald Dahl
 

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Songs (NOTE: you need to analyse every aspect of a song including lyrics and the musical elements) Oh and these are just songs I considered analysing as related texts. I'm sure there are plenty more out there.

  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea by the Cure
  • I am a Rock by Simon and Garfunkel
  • Drowning by Hootie and the Blowfish
  • The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
  • The Fool on the Hill by the Beatles
  • Society by Eddie Vedder
  • Manifest Destiny by Jamiroquai
  • Going to a Town by Rufus Wainwright
  • Dinner at Eight by Rufus Wainwright
  • Special Ones by George
  • Jaded by George
  • Katie by Missy Higgins

Books

  • Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice-Burroughs
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (I haven't read it in a while but from memory it seems like it would be a good text for Belonging)
  • Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince or Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (I believe these would make much better related texts than the first four if you really want to analyse Harry Potter)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (I am assuming it would be great because I read the first three chapters while I was in Borders the other day and it seemed like a good text for Belonging)
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (however it is much better suited to Conflicting Perspectives if you are doing Advanced)
  • A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
Films

  • Into the Wild - NOTES FOUND HERE http://community.boredofstudies.org/818/concept-belonging/240615/into-wild-film-notes.html (please, for the love of God, don't ask me for any more notes besides these. I hand wrote all of my notes for all of my subjects and I have already given all of my English notes to a friend of mine anyway. Unfortunately I do not have any more copies. I apologise if you cannot read my handwriting and/or if the notes make no sense)
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Colour Purple
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring
  • About a Boy
  • Yolngu Boy
  • Cry Freedom

Visual Texts

And that's all I can think of right now. If I think of any more then I will edit this list.
 
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Charlie and the chocolate factory. fits in well with romulus my father:uhhuh:
 

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I did The Jerilderee Letter by Ned Kelly and Girl With a Pearl Earring, Vermeer painiting.
 

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One of mine was Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, the one about the school shooting. It's pretty awesome for Belonging.
 

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One of mine was Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, the one about the school shooting. It's pretty awesome for Belonging.
Great idea. I just finished reading that a few days ago. :p
 

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films for belonging

hi all
I have an english assignment due soon and wasn't sure what films to use for it that show belonging.So far i've been thinking:

  • Bend it like Beckham
  • brokeback mountain (unsure i go to a catholic school)
  • Australia
  • edward scissorhands
  • Of mice and men
  • the kite runner
  • muriels wedding
  • the pursuit of happiness
any other suggestion would be great thanks
 
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Re: films for belonging

i'm not sure what films would be good to use but i know using 'bend if like beckham' edward scissorhands' are used alot so it might be best to avoid them
one the other hand they both are great for belonging
 

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Re: films for belonging

yeh i'm really unsure .i don't want to do something thats been over done.however i don't want to make it too hard for myself
 

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Re: films for belonging

Romulus, My Father

The film is not a prescribed text.
 

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Re: films for belonging

I recommend Kite Runner. It is an absolutely wonderful film, relates with belonging, cultural heritage, relationships and sacrifice (all three of which are very commonly asked in HSC style questions).

There is nothing wrong with using Brokeback Mountain, irrespective of what school you go to, regarding the 'questionable issues' raised. The only issue that you should be thinking of is whether or not it would be a good related text that goes well with your thesis. :)
 

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