Congratulations to Jacob Gelfand for being an outstanding Art Collector!
ArtsConnectEd is pleased to award an iPad to Gelfand for his entry to the fourth iPad Challenge, “It’s about Choice”. Gelfand's creation is titled "Modern Art and Politics
" and demonstrates how an Art Collector Set can use art to engage students in critical thought about the choices we all make as producers and consumers of culture.
Gelfand, who is an Upper School English and Creative Writing Teacher at The International School of Minnesota, crafted his Set to overlap with literature in his with AP English curriculum. The works of art he selected grapple with tough issues such as the body and its representation, gender and sexuality, and cultural anxieties and fears. Gelfand integrated evocative, open-ended discussion questions into his Set. Furthermore, Gelfand's Set includes two attachments, one for the educator that outlines curricular objectives, and a second for the student that provides supplemental information, slide by slide, on each artwork, bringing in voices of critics, curators, artists, and philosophers.
Thanks to Gelfand for developing this outstanding resource and sharing it with the ArtsConnectEd Community!
And thanks to all who entered the iPad Challenge #4!