WonderMaps {A Timberdoodle Review}

9/08/2011

I had a chance to review WonderMaps by Bright Ideas Press and I am so excited to share this review with you! WonderMaps is really a wonderful addition to not only our Geography studies but also our History studies as well. WonderMaps is so simple to use and I have a world of maps and Geography helps at my fingertips.

"WonderMaps is designed with easy-to-use layers that allow you to enjoy great customizable features with just a click."

You can choose:
  • historical or modern-day maps 
  • outline, reference, political, or topographical maps 
    • features including: names, borders, rivers, cities, physical features, and graticules 
  • black-and-white or color maps 

WonderMaps includes:
  • 60+ maps of the world 
  • 60+ maps of the USA 
  • 125 historical maps, including 25 biblical maps 
  • The complete map sets from The Mystery of History vols. I–III and All American History vols. I & II 

Let me show you how it works:

Here is the Home screen. From here, you choose your area of study. I chose Historical Maps because we are studying Ancient Rome. 

I chose The Ancients. 

Then I chose Roman Republic. . .

and selected the "layers" I needed. 

Finally, we print! 

Really, to do WonderMaps justice, you have to see the video tutorial. Pretty neat.



Well, as much fun as I was having playing around with this, I decided to let my students have a crack at it. . .



and I think this is how we will use WonderMaps from now on!

I think they learn more when they can explore the different maps and layers and print their own maps.

Another way I can use these is to have them study their maps, then remove all the layers and print for a surprise quiz! All in all, I think it is a wonderful addition to our homeschool.

See what other reviewers thought of WonderMaps at Because Mom Said.

Do you get Timberdoodle's free homeschool catalog? Check it out for more hands-on Geography and homeschool supplies.

Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of WonderMaps in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

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