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First Contacts at Kamay – virtual lesson on Zoom (Stage 2)

  27-Aug-2024      11:30AM
Live Event

Learn about first contacts in 1770 at Botany Bay with interactive hands on activities


During the virtual lesson students will:

Learn about Dharawal life and culture for the first inhabitants before Cook’s arrival at Kamay
Participate in a role play to understand some of the significant events when James Cook sailed into Botany Bay in 1770
Work as a botanist or botanical artist to create a drawing just as Solander and Parkinson did in 1770

The lesson will be hands-on, educational, fun and interactive.

Lessons will be presented by NSW Department of Education Environmental Education teachers.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre, NSW Department of Education

Event Details

Date & Time

  27-Aug-2024    11:30AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



1 Hour 15 Minutes


$90 per class.  Limit of 30 students per class.  You can book multiple classes in one timeslot.  Each timeslot will host up to five classes.

For schools with less than 20 students a discount will apply. $3.00 per student

Schools will be charged prior to the session.

Payment Instructions

An interschool journal or purchase order will be emailed to you upon your registration, along with the teacher pack of information.  Payment will be processed prior to the event.



Syllabus Outcomes

HT2 2 /HT2 3/ HT2 4 /HT2 5

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History » Australian History: Community and Remembrance, First Contacts (Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4)

Other KLAs

Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Making (Visual Arts)

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Learning Intentions

We are learning to:

Identify and explain different perspectives of events at Botany Bay in 1770,
Study Dharawal artefacts and interpret their possible uses,
Create botanical drawings.

Success Criteria

I can:

Explain the different perspectives of the original inhabitants at Botany Bay and the crew of the Endeavour,
Identify various artefacts and how they might have been used by Dharawal people at the time of first contact in 1770,
Draw a botanical specimen.

Cancellation Policy

Our school holds limited seating, and many of our classes sell out. For this reason, we request that you cancel at least 72 business hours before your scheduled lesson. This will allow us to offer your spot to another school.

You may call us on 02 9668 9889 or alternatively cancel on the Dart Learning Website.
If you give us at least 72 hours’ notice of your need to cancel, we will credit your payment toward another lesson.

However, if you do not cancel with at least 72 hours’ notice, you will lose any payments you have already made.

Will This Event Be Recorded?

No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (27-Aug-2024 11:30AM).

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

The virtual lesson will be via Zoom. Once the booking is confirmed a link to Zoom will be sent.

One class (up to 30 students) can join a session at 9:30am or 11:30am. Having a maximum of 30 students maintains the interactive and hands on nature of the virtual lesson.  When booking please use the individual classroom teacher email contact.

For schools of less than 20 students a discounted fee will apply.

Once a booking has been made a teacher pack will be emailed with pre and post activities. The pack will contain details of equipment needed for the Zoom session.

Teachers will need a whiteboard, laptop, webcam or tablet to access the Zoom lesson.

Connecting To The Event

Once registration has been confirmed a teacher pack will be emailed with requirements of equipment needed and a link to the Zoom meeting login.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Olivia Law

Phone: 02 9668 9889

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://kamaybotany-e.schools.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Department of Education

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