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Introduction

The RSL might look to young people like a collection of the old folks at the bowling club, but it can tell us a lot about ourselves as a nation — who we are today, what we value, and where we’ve come from to get there.

What’s the RSL got to do with you?

It is 1916. You are a young soldier, returned from the war. You have been wounded, and do not have a job. Australia now is different to the place you left. You feel uncertain and alone. You hear about the RSL, and ask: “What’s the RSL got to do with you?”

It is the centenary of World War 1. You are an Australian student. You know a bit about Australia’s military history and heritage in both war and peacekeeping. You have heard about the RSL — you know that this year is the Anzac Centenary. The question you ask is: “What’s the RSL got to do with you?”

What’s on this website?

This website contains a rich collection of multimedia activities and resources that can be used in the classroom in existing curriculum areas, especially during the Anzac Centenary years – 2014 – 2018.

Students — Roll over the menu for details of the content in each area OR go to the Curriculum Guide to find specific activities.

Teachers — Go to the Curriculum Guide to see how the activities and resources on the site apply to your curriculum, and a set of suggested teaching ideas for using the multimedia resources in the classroom.