Video Conferencing 2020
Haylee Rivers video conferencing February 2020 Image: Abram Powell
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture is one of the most popular educator led programs at the Australian Museum. This video conference allows students to explore the culture of Indigenous Australians together with our First Nations educators. The session is based on the Australian Museum First Nation Collections and will cover a range of topics including The Dreaming, Family Structures, tools and technologies, sustainability and The Stolen Generation (Stage 3 only).

This video conference will be held online via Zoom. After submitting your booking request, an email will be sent with your confirmed session details and the Zoom link.

Season dates: 19 April - 25 June

Year level/stage: Stages 1 - 3

Days: Monday to Thursday

Times: 9-3pm (45-60 minute sessions)

Maximum number of students per session: 30

Cost: $100 per class, plus $50 for each additional class

Stage 1


GE1-1 Describes features of places and the connections people have with places.

GE1-2 Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places.



Investigate features of places and how they can be cared for (ACHGK005)

Investigate the weather and seasons of places (ACHGK006)

Investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places (ACHGK010, ACHGK011, ACHGK012)


HT1-2 Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community.


The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance (ACHHK045)

Stage 2


GE2-1 Examines features and characteristics of places and environment.

GE2-2 Describes the ways people, places and environments interact.

GE2-3 Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments.



Investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there (ACHGK019)

Investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places (ACHGK018)

Investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people (ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGK024)

Investigate the ways people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, value environments (ACHGK022, ACHGK023, ACHGK024)

Investigate sustainable practices that protect environments, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHGK023, ACHGK024, ACHGK025)


HT2-4 Describes and explains the effects of British colonisation in Australia.


The importance of Country or Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who belong to a local area (ACHHK060)

The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the ways Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the implications for their daily lives (ACHHK077)

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

Stage 3


GE3-1 Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments.

GE3-2 Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments.

GE3-3 Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments.



Investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia and another country (ACHGK026, ACHGK027)

Investigate how the natural environment influences people and places (ACHGK028)


HT3-1 Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia.

HT3-2 Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time.


The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)

To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.

If your school is unable to connect using the above methods, contact us to discuss other options for connecting with the Museum by emailing