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    Cuc Lam's Suitcase
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Worksheet

Watch the video clip on Cuc Lam's Suitcase and answer these questions about the National Treasure featured.

FOCUS QUESTION

What does this object help me understand about Australian history and heritage?

VIDEO CLIP QUESTIONS

  1. Describe the object.

  2. Where is it located?

  3. What does the video clip tell you about:

    •  why Cuc Lam fled Vietnam
    •  where her first location was
    •  why she came to Australia
    •  what Cuc Lam carried in her suitcase
    •  why she chose those things
    •  what she sacrificed
    •  what she gained by having fled Vietnam?

  4. What was this object's main role in Australian history?

  5. What are the main reasons it is considered a National Treasure?

  6. Look at the way Warren Brown has depicted the object in his cartoon. What message or meaning is he suggesting about the object?

  7. What does this object tell us about being Australian?

  8. Is this object important in your life today? Explain your answer.

  9. How can you now answer the focus question?


You might like now to explore the Warren Brown cartoon of Cuc Lam's Suitcase featured in the video clip.

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