During the last few years the Overijssel Historical Center has specialized in the subject of the Second World War, and every year it develops an exhibition about this period. In addition to this exhibition, numerous teaching packages are being developed, aimed at secondary education.
The Overijssel Historical Center, in cooperation with the schools, is developing worksheets for social studies and/or history courses for the Coenraad Rood website. The horrifying experiences of Coenraad Rood during his forced journey from camp to camp form the starting point for going into topics such as democracy, being on the right/wrong side during the war, WWII, wars, human rights, identity, your own story, prejudices, and discrimination. In this effort the Overijssel Historical Center cooperates with a workgroup of secondary school teachers, and as a result the material is perfectly attuned to present-day education.
The basic principle of education is to bring the student in contact with the above-mentioned topics. Things that Coenraad Rood experienced personally but that will also be recognizable in the lives of the students. By finding a link between the past and the present in each lesson, the students are made to reflect about their own actions in the world.