I am working with a great team of educators, artists and ITs to help produce a series of living books, HISTORY… In Person! We will produce a living book that you can Print on Demand, read on your tablet as an e-book, listen to as a podcast and download as video, all with the aim of giving you an intimate encounter with historical characters as portrayed by Brian “Fox” Ellis. We will film again in early January and mid-February in Bishop Hill! Please Contact Fox if you would like to be in the audience as a costumed character!
Invite some of the world’s greatest minds to your classroom, conference, Chautauqua, or museum.
Books and stories can bring to life distant times and places. The spoken word allows listeners to encounter some of the great minds in history. As an author and storyteller, Brian "Fox" Ellis has spent countless hours exploring the worlds these authors have created through their writings. The goal of these programs is to bring to life the ideas and perspectives that have shaped our world in a Chautauqua style presentation. Many of these programs come with extensive follow-up lesson plans in creative writing, history and science. Please click on the title of each program for more information about the character, links to lesson plans and letters of recommendation.
In a well-researched, interactive performance Fox portrays the movers and shakers of history, literature, art, and science:
Explore the world of molecules and wooly mammoths, go birding with Audubon, sail the globe with Darwin or gaze deep within the genetic code of the pea that changed the world.
POETRY AND LITERATURE:
Celebrate the power of the word to change the world!
Fox portrays three different friends of Abraham Lincoln to give you a more intimate view of our favorite president:
To commemorate The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Fox offers diverse programs that explore different aspects of the war from several points of view:
So often native people are left out of our history books. Fox illuminates these important stories highlighting Native Voices.
Travel new trails with the men who blazed them:
Exploring the wilderness of the Soul:
"Brian "Fox" Ellis is the most effective first person story teller in America today. His insightful and entertaining style results in a learning experience with lifelong impact on children and adults alike. I recommend Fox, his film and other media materials to anyone wanting to provide quality educational experience, with humor and at a great financial value." Michael E. Quine, Past Chairman and Director of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway and Director of the Great Rivers Chapter of The Nature Conservancy