Two Cultures – Aboriginal & 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 Two Cultures - Aboriginal & First Contacts Experience

This in-depth excursion allows students to explore both sides of Australian history, and understand the advent of European colonisation from an indigenous and European perspective. They get to put themselves in the shoes of historical figures in the very place where Australia’s history changed forever: Botany Bay, or Kamay, where the HMAS Endeavour landed in 1770 under the command of Captain James Cook. Through imaginative and fun presentations and activities, students will examine the beginning of British colonisation, delve deep into European exploration of the island continent, and experience what life was like during the expedition of James Cook and his crew. Students have the opportunity to dress up in costumes and re-enact the journey with their classmates, follow the footprints of Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks and their crewmates from their first arrival in Botany Bay, and reflect on the effects colonization has had on Aboriginal culture. Students will gain an appreciation for the incredible coastal landscape and bushlands, and imagine what it was like to live here before colonisation.
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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 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

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Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • Why did the great journeys of exploration occur?
  • What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples before the arrival of the Europeans?
  • 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?

The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples
Students:

  • identify the original inhabitants of Australia

The journey(s) of at least ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts(ACHHK078)
Students:

  • outline the voyages of ONE early explorer such as Captain Cook
  • discuss the question: ‘Who discovered Australia?’

The nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and the effects of these interactions on, for example, families and the environment(ACHHK080)
Students:

  • describe the nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and others, including Aboriginal resistance
  • explain the term ‘terra nullius’ and describe how this affected the British attitude to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • use sources to identify different perspectives on the arrival of the British to Australia
  • outline the impact of early British colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ country

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 participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate 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 Botany Bay, 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

South Sydney

  • Kamay Botany Bay National Park – TOP PICK

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
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Dr, Kurnell NSW 2231, Australia