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
- 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.
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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.