Mr Wong says that his parents migrated to Australia. In the clip, he continues to honour some of the Chinese traditions and beliefs they passed on to him such as paying respect to his ancestors by making food offerings.
- Ask students to share some of their family or cultural traditions with the class. Identify and list the different countries of origin of the students in the class. Discuss with students how the different ethnic groups represent the multicultural nature of Australia.
- Make a class poster that includes symbols and words from everyone's family and cultural traditions.
In the clip, Mr Wong talks about bringing his promised wife to Australia. As a class, read Shaun Tan's book The Arrival. In the book, the main character has a lot of new experiences. He tries unfamiliar food, meets new people and encounters animals that he has never seen before. What other experiences does he have?
- What new experiences might Mr Wong's wife have when she comes to Australia? Discuss some of the experiences that people might have when they make their home in a new country.
Student Activity Sheet H15.3: A new home in Australia