First Contacts

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
$65 per class, discounts available for multiple concurrent classes
Duration
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Session Offered
Wednesday and Thursday
Maximum Students
30 per session
Supervision ratios

At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.

Additional Visitor Costs

No charge.

About the program

In this new virtual excursion, your Stage 2 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about first contacts between Aboriginal peoples and colonists that arrived as part of the First Fleet and aboard other ships in the early years of the colony of New South Wales.  

Students will examine a range of historical sources including artworks and Aboriginal cultural objects and explore the impact of these new arrivals on the Aboriginal peoples of Sydney and the local environment. 

Curriculum links

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

Outcomes

HT2-4   describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

Skills

Analysis and Use of Sources; Empathetic Understanding; Perspectives and Interpretations

Concepts

Continuity and Change; Empathetic Understanding; Significance 

Bookings

To book a Virtual Excursion program, please contact SLM Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211 or email bookings@slm.com.au

To book Live Event video conferences, please use DART Connections.

Once we receive your booking information via DART Connections a confirmation email will be sent that includes connectivity and payment details. 

Virtual Excursion booking conditions:

  • Maximum class size is 30 students and a teacher must be present at all times during the virtual excursion.
  • Sessions will last for a maximum of 45 minutes including time for students to ask questions.
  • Pre-event material will be sent to the teacher via email and teachers are asked to ensure that the students are well prepared for the lesson as outlined.
  • The sessions, artworks, film and sound clips are protected by copyright and may not be recorded, reproduced or used in any way without the express written consent of Sydney Living Museums.