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Unique classroom tool brings military history to life
By: RSL Queensland
The website RSL Education provides student activities, teaching notes and engaging multimedia content tailored to suit students of all ages, from Prep to Year 12, covering Australia's role in the wars and peacekeeping operations of the past century.
Launching the new resource, Queensland Assistant Minister for Veterans Affairs Jennifer Howardsaid it was timely given the upcoming commemorations for the Centenary of Armistice.
"Our military history is both fascinating and profoundly important to our community and cultural lives," Ms Howard said.
"In the lead up to the Centenary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War, it is particularly important for younger generations to understand how our nation and state have been shaped by conflict and how many Queenslanders are part of the large Defence family."
RSL Queensland State Secretary and General Manager of Operations Scott Denner said subject matter experts had created the resources to ensure they are accurate, reliable and aligned with the Queensland curriculum.
"RSL Education is a treasure trove of video, animation, slide shows, activities and interesting research projects to deepen students' understanding of Australia's role in wars, peacekeeping missions and disaster relief operations of the past century," Mr Denner said.
"The activities also provide an opportunity for schools to connect with their local RSL Sub Branches, to meet the veterans and hear about their experiences.
"RSL Education resources are available for free to all schools and teachers across the state."
The first module of the education program focuses on commemorations, with additional modules, activities and resources to be added in the coming months.
"RSL Queensland is proud to help the next generation of Queenslanders understand the ongoing service and sacrifice of the ADF personnel and their families who live in our State and to preserve the memory of those who suffered and died for Australia," Mr Denner said.
Find out more at rsleducation.com.au