Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Have you ever wished you could be an archeologist and get to unlock hidden mysteries of the past? Our family loves the “National Treasure” movies. You get to watch as the characters discover the hidden message within some of America’s most beloved historical treasures. If you are like us, and love uncovering hidden historical mysteries, you might just love The Hidden Message of The Great Seal by Michael Kanis. Our family was picked to review this book from The Hidden Message, LLC.
A Little Bit About The Hidden Message of The Great Seal
The Hidden Message of The Great Seal is a 256 page soft cover book with tons of great pictures and graphics. It is written by Michael Kanis, whose main mission for this book is to uncover the meaning behind the Great Seal. Although this book deals with a lot more than just that, it’s main focus is detailing the features of the Great Seal and intrepreting their meanings.
I do have to mention that our family was not expecting the type of book we received. We were imagining a thick hardcover book with very few pictures, and so we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, this is really set up more like a textbook with short chapters and lots of subject headings. Because of this, it a great addition to any homeschool library.
It is very clear, as you read this book, that the Founding Fathers too great care into developing the documents and cymbols of our country. The Seal is actually part of a bigger historical collection. And, each piece in this historical collection complements each other.
Some of the themes within this book deal with virtue versus value. This particularily intrigued me, because although they are similar, they are not the same. As you probably already are aware, the makers of the seal were very concerned with virtue. Because of this, they put this message into the seal.
It should come as no surprise that the Founding Fathers had a deep faith. It is this faith that drives much of the meaning within each symbol on the seal. In fact, the book provides scriptures behind each of the symbols. It is the deep faith in God that gave our Founding Fathers their great virtue.
How We Used This Product
Our family loves history, and so we agreed to this review because we wanted to learn something new. As I mentioned, we thought this would read more like a non-fiction novel. Since it is more like a textbook, we have spent more time with this book. As our children learn more about American History and government, we will take this book out to review more.
Seth (age 14)
“What I liked about this book, is that it had really high quality images. The author goes really in depth. It told lots of different back stories. Although I thought is was going to be a historical fiction, so I was a sort of surprised that is was an actual historical book. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes to read books about the American government.”
Zach (age 17)
“I think the pictures in this book look cool. It was surprising that this was more of a picture book style and not a novel. I think this would be good for those that are interested in governmental history. And, I think that this is more for middle or high school students.”
“This is a great book if your students are studying American History, or if you have history lovers in your house. I really enjoyed learning the background and history behind the seal, as this is a piece of history I was personally never taught. Younger students will enjoy the photos and older students will love hearing about the meaning behind the seal. I really gained a new respect for the care our Founding Fathers put into our country’s heritage.”
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