First Contacts Experience

History

Syllabus Outcomes HT2-2 | HT2-3 | HT2-4 | HT2-5

Transport

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About First Contacts Experience

Allow your students to be transported back in time to the days of first contact and colonial exploration. Students will put themselves in the shoes of the European men who first set foot on Australia’s shores: James Cook, Abel Tasman, Matthew Flinders, Joseph Banks and Daniel Carl Solander and discover why these explorers travelled such great distances. They’ll learn about Australia’s colonisation, and discuss indigenous perspectives on the Endeavour voyage and European arrivals. They’ll examine the timeline of our country’s journey through time, from Aboriginal inhabitation to post-colonial Australia. In interactive and insightful guided tours of Sydney’s iconic Rocks district, students will dress up as migrants, convicts and captains to recreate the Sydney of the 19th century, and then test their knowledge in the Ranger Jamie Olympic Games. This experience is sure to deepen their understanding and empathy for the struggles, challenges and triumphs that have made Sydney the great city it is today.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
HT2-3 describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
HT2-4 describes and explains the effects of British colonisation in Australia
HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • Why did the great journeys of exploration occur?
  • Why did Europeans settle in Australia?
  • What was the nature and consequence of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and early traders, explorers and settlers?

Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival (ACHHK079)
Students:

  • identify reasons for the voyage of the First Fleet and explain why various groups were passengers
  • describe the establishment of the British colony at Port Jackson
  • using a range of sources, investigate the everyday life of ONE of the following who sailed on the First Fleet and lived in the early colony: a soldier, convict, ex-convict, official

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION
The day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation with our rangers, where we’ll dive deep into the past and explore the arrival of European settlers and Explorers on our shores.

Activity 1: Guided Tour
Our Rangers will lead students on an exciting adventure through The Rocks, and task students with imagining what this area looked like before Europeans arrived in Australia.

ACTIVITY 2: Dress Up
Students will be get to dress up in historically inspired colonial costumes and put themselves in the shoes (literally!) of some of the most important explorers and characters who shaped Australia’s history.

ACTIVITY 3: Ranger Jamie Olympics
Students are split in two teams working together to race each other in a competitive game against the clock. This highly competitive competition will have your students shouting, screaming and cheering with their peers as the teams discuss strategies and tactics on how to beat their competitors. Students discuss the answers and problem solve the questions based around what they learnt in the morning introduction presentation.

Locations

Sydney City CBD

  • The Rocks – TOP PICK

South Sydney

  • Kamay Botany Bay National Park

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Sydney City (CBD)

South Sydney

Title Address Description
The Rocks
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Dr, Kurnell NSW 2231, Australia