Belonging Speech

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Acceptance and understanding are necessary for a sense of belonging.

|Good morning/afternoon teachers and fellow students. I am here today to talk about and demonstrate how different texts show that acceptance | |and understanding are necessary for a sense of belonging. | |Belonging is a sense of enlightenment felt when an individual gains an understanding of himself in relation to others and the wider world. | |Belonging is based on how we feel about the connection we have with the group we belong to. | |Different texts show ‘acceptance’ and ‘understanding’ of belonging in diverse ways, some of which are: | |A contrast between different characters’ or groups’ perspectives about belonging. | |A change in an individual’s or group’s attitude to belonging over time. | |An individual’s choice to “not belong” or barriers which prevent him from belonging. | |An individual’s potential to challenge or enrich a community or a group. | |The two prescribed texts “The China Coin” by Allen Bailey and “Immigrant Chronicle” by Peter Skrzinecki and the related text of my choice “My | |Big Fat Greek Wedding” by Joel Zwick use these techniques to present perspectives about belonging. | |These texts have shown that acceptance and understanding are necessary for a sense of belonging by presenting their information: | |In specific text types/genres structured in ways to best convey their message. | |As a contrast between various...
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