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    Phar Lap's Hide
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Watch the video clip Phar Lap's Hide 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. How successful was Phar Lap? Would the fact that he was a winner be important in his becoming a hero?

  4. Phar Lap lived during the Depression period. Why might that have influenced his popularity?

  5. He went to the United States to race against the best horses in the world, and won his first and only race there. How might that have influenced people?

  6. Phar Lap died a mysterious death in the United States, struck down in his prime. Might the existence of this mystery have added to his popularity?

  7. What was this horse's main role in Australian history?

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

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

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

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

  12. How can you now answer the focus question?

 

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