OUT OF THE BOX: WALLS OF KNOWLEDGE

Out of the Box Exhibitions is a series of traveling mini-exhibits that allow educators to bring a range of dynamic, topical, easy-to- install displays into schools, libraries, and community centers. Each modular 6x8x2-foot exhibit is small and flexible enough to fit in a variety of settings – yet rich in content, imagery, and interactive media. By integrating audio, video, photographs, and text, our exhibits enable students to learn about relevant topics in new ways, and our educator resources allow you to extend your students’ learning back in the classroom.

We began with When Humanity Fails (whenhumanityfails.com), our Holocaust-oriented traveling exhibition on Liberation. Over the years, we have reached an excess of 250,000 Americans in schools, houses of worship, libraries, army museums and state capitols. We saw that a quality presentation in a defined locale for a limited amount of time, has a lasting impact.

We then developed traveling Walls of Knowledge on particular topics, the first of which was The Gibber Exhibit on Jerusalem, which celebrated the reunification of Jerusalem. Under development for this year are Out of The Box Walls dealing with contemporary challenges facing the youth of today: apathy, bullying, values, and more. Our team of designers have developed the first Out of the Box Wall renderings on apathy and the challenge to act. We will then offer these to schools and community centers, along with curricula and source materials, to broaden the time of encounter from the initial exhibit toward classroom discussions and online engagement.

Our exhibits are designed and developed with specific student and teacher audiences in mind. While middle schools comprise our core audience, many of our displays are also highly relevant to elementary school and high school audiences. In addition to schools,
we find that libraries, community centers, churches, and synagogues also serve as excellent venues for our exhibitions. Future exhibits will target specific populations, such as Jewish schools or students with special needs.

For additional information, please contact Afikim's Director of Special Projects, Mor Keshet: mor@afikimfoundation.org.

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