First Contacts

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
$65 per class (up to 30 students per class)
Duration
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Session Offered
Monday to Friday
Maximum Students
One class (30) per session (when students are learning from home); Three classes (90) per session (when students learning from school)
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. 

 

Post–excursion in–class activity

Extend your excursion with this in–class activity: Language Games [PDF]

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

School bookings

To book a Virtual Excursion program for your school class, please contact:

SLM Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211
or email bookings@slm.com.au

    Home-school bookings

    Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2021:

    • Tuesday 2 March 2021 - 11;30am 
    • Wednesday 9 June 2021 - 1pm
    • September 9 2021 - 9:30am

    Bookings are now open for these home-school sessions. Cost: $10 per student per session.