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What is silver? Silver is a metal that was sometimes used in trading during the Great Depression. Let’s listen to that fun Christmas song called “Silver and Gold” sung by Burl Ives. Did you know –

  • Silver’s chemical symbol on the Periodic Table of Elements is Ag
  • Ag comes from argentum, the Latin word for silver
  • Silver is malleable
  • Silver reaches a liquid state at 962 degrees Celsius or 1,764 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Silver is used in smartphone screens
  • Across the Middle East silver coins were used for trade well into the 19th century
  • Silver is used in dental fillings and silverware
  • Silver coins are sometimes used as commodity money
  • Silver is used in sterling silver jewelry

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: draw/color an illustration. Theme: precious metals – silver and gold. Read the story called “Rumpelstiltskin” in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. What did the king want the young maiden to spin for him? Describe how the maiden ended up marrying the king. Put these words in alphabetical order: silver, gold, king, maiden, jewelry, coins. List five facts about silver. Define “commodity money”. Listen to the song, “Silver and Gold” and talk about it. Write your opinion about silver. (Skills: identify, comprehend, apply, creativity, analyze, oral, economics)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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