I recently moved from an art teacher position in an elementary school, to a museum education position. We will be exhibiting a silk show soon and we have come up with lots of classroom connections, such as textile industry, industrial revolution and paintings in response to the ind. rev. etc. We've also tossed around ideas about science connections with silkworms and their life cycle.
Can you think of any other connections to a classroom theme? Asian inspiration in textiles vs. other art forms: ceramics, painting, printmaking?