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 wondered why the Great Seal of our country contains the images that it does? We recently had a chance to review The Hidden Message of the Great Seal from The Hidden Message, LLC. This in-depth look at our national seal is great for both adults and students.
America has a strong religious history. Our forefathers were Christians, and many do not realize that laws and symbols were based on their deep faith. The Hidden Message of the Great Seal written by Michael Kanis takes you and your students on a learning adventure like no other. You will explore that truly amazing message that is hidden in our national seal.
The National Seal is something that we never studied in any length in history class. We knew it was the National Seal, but we did not even study what the latin is printed on it. Since we are studying American History the next couple of years, I thought this would be a great addition for the girls and I to learn.
The Hidden Message of the Great Seal does not just cover Colonial American times. It takes you through parts of English history and even that of the time of the Egyptians. Every part of the seal is explored, and explained in a way that anyone can understand.
We are only through a few chapters in our studies. There is a lot of information, but it is not presented in a way to overwhelm. We can advance at our own pace and our own time of reading speed.
Micheal Kanis uses scripture throughout the text to show how and why the forefathers chose the parts of this symbol and how they work together. He quotes from the ESV Bible, KJV Bible, NIV Bible, and also the New American Standard Bible. Everything that is presented throughout the text is presented in a fact-based way with plenty of evidence to show the meaning of the symbols. Even our "non-history fans" have enjoyed our basic study so far.
If you are looking for a great supplement book to go with your American History for upper grades, you need to check out The Hidden Message of the Great Seal. It's definitely encourages deeper thought into hidden messages that we can find all around us.
The author Michael Kanis has a BA in Business and an MBA in Finance and Operations. A visit to Valley Forge, PA sparked a fascination in the United States Seal that resulted in the investment of thousands of hours of research, many of them at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Michael has made it his mission since the initial discoveries to share what he has learned about this national treasure, with the nation for whom it was written.
As a special for our readers, here is a coupon code for 50% off the cover price for any of our readers/viewers who wish to purchase the book from the web site, thehiddenmessage.org. As always, shipping is free. To receive the discount, you need to apply the coupon code: HOMESCHOOL at checkout. The discount is good until 30 May 2020.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to read The Hidden Message of the Great Seal. Click on the link below to see how they used this book in their homes and what they thought of it.