The Silk Road Project
In addition to organizing a series of live performances for the exhibition, this nonprofit group draws on the historic trading route as a metaphor for modern-day artistic, cultural, and educational exchange. Resources include lesson plans for grades 6 through 12, reading lists, maps, and Silk Road Ensemble albums.
- Traveling the Silk Road Exhibition Website
This "travel journal" for the exhibition traces the route from Xi'an to Baghdad, highlights featured content, and links to visitor information and resources.
Students can find out big ideas about anthropology, do paper-making and musical activities, and watch three ancient fables.
- Traveling the Silk Road for Educators
All exhibition-related resources are listed here, including tips on planning your visit, and links to resources including the complete Educator's Guide in PDF form.
- AMNH Division of Anthropology
The Museum's Anthropology site contains a searchable database of collections, including the Asian Ethnographic Collection (44,000 objects and textiles).
- From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Road
Designed for high-school teachers, the twenty-three comprehensive and innovative curriculum units can be downloaded in PDF form.
- SPICE: Along the Silk Road Interactive
This site offers an illustrated timeline and richly annotated maps that include cultural and geographic features, musical instruments, and artifacts.
- Asia Society
Search this site for a Trade in the Silk Road Cities student worksheet, a Treasures Along the Silk Roads lesson plan, and the Visible Traces Curriculum Studio.