Areas of study are, by definition, broad. The concept of belonging itself can be elusive because its understanding is dependent on people's perceptions.
While there are no prescribed focuses for the Area of Study, teachers will find that certain texts and approaches tend to settle into frameworks that can direct and support student learning. These frameworks can provide examples of paradigms that enable students to make connections between texts and frame arguments in extended responses.
The learning activities on this blog are each designed around a particular framework: either Being, becoming, belonging ... or Identity, institutions and belonging.
The sidebars on each page contain links to a range of resources that will support student learning. These include writing activities, visual images, film extracts and links to related texts. The resources, whilst aligned to a particular framework, are generally adaptable across the frameworks. To use the resources you will need to have Adobe Reader and Quicktime Player 7 installed on your computer.
Ultimately, students need to prepare their own frameworks that reflect the connections between their prescribed texts and the other related material they choose to include.