Virtual Fox in a Box is Now Available
The Fox Theatre Institute is excited to announce the launch of a virtual version of Fox in a Box! The in-person presentation of Fox in a Box has been temporarily paused and we are proud to offer this new, virtual option of the educational program. The content of the Fox in a Box program remains unchanged from the in-person experience and is available to elementary schools throughout the state of Georgia.
The Fox Theatre Institute has been working to diversify educational offerings during this unprecedented time with school programming adapting in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to make this latest version available to Georgia’s elementary schools thanks to generous funding from the AT&T Foundation, WarnerMedia, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Georgia Council for the Arts. Excitingly, FTI will be able to focus for the first time on as many Georgia schools as possible without geography being an obstacle.
Schools will receive the presentation on a flash drive, and the student activity materials, in advance. The virtual experience kit also has a detailed list of instructions for learning. Participants will need technical equipment that can read a flash drive, save the presentation to a computer, a screen or surface to show the presentation, and speakers to hear the content.
If you know an elementary school, homeschool group, or other location that would be interested in participating in the virtual version of Fox in a Box, click below to complete the Referral Form and email it to Maggie.Fuller@foxtheatre.org.
FOX IN A BOX & GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE
The Fox Theatre is grateful for the ongoing partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service. Through this partnership, we have a traveling Fox in a Box exhibit traveling across Georgia. The interactive exhibit is placed in local libraries in communities and those interested in learning more about the Fox Theatre have this local access. Please see the schedule below and plan to visit with family and friends to learn more about the history of the Fox Theatre. Ongoing locations for the FY 2021-2022 include Jesup, Bainbridge, Camilla, Albany, Leesburg, Macon, McDonough, Jonesboro and Lawrenceville.
A tremendous thank you to the staff of these libraries across Georgia and GPLS staff for making this possible.
FOX IN A BOX
Fox in a Box is an interactive school program that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with key classroom lessons, from American history and the Civil Rights Movement to economics and the importance of communities. Elementary students are challenged to think about how communities come together to share an experience and to protect what’s important to them.
The in-person Fox in a Box experience (Versions 1 and 2) includes an interactive discussion and multi-media presentations and the virtual (Version 3) experience is a recorded presentation of the same content. Student activities are tailored for the children’s grade level. Kindergarten through 2nd graders may complete matching, math, and coloring activities, while 3rd through 5th graders have the opportunity to work on a matching timeline, short story, and creative drawing activities. The students conclude their experience with a fun group photo wall activity. Fox in Box is available free of charge to Georgia’s elementary schools.
Version 1: Large Exhibit (Temporarily Paused)
- The original exhibit sits atop a 24-foot by 24-foot carpet and measures 8-feet tall.
- Takes approximately 3 hours to set up and under 1 hour to break down.
- The structure is made of aluminum framing, printed fabric panels, flat screen monitors, and a photo wall.
Version 2: Pop-Up Exhibit (Temporarily Paused)
- The pop-up experience consists of two 8-feet by 8-feet and one 10-feet by 10-feet fabric panels over aluminum tubing.
- Takes approximately 30 minutes to set up and 15 minutes to break down.
Version 3: Virtual Version (Available Now)
- Schools will receive the presentation on a flash drive, as well as the student activity materials, in advance.
- The virtual experience kit also has a detailed list of instructions for learning.
- You will need technical equipment that can read a flash drive, a screen or surface to show the presentation, and speakers to hear the content.
Fox in a Box Videos
To request Fox in a Box, please contact:
Community Engagement Manager
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.