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WonderMaps~A Timberdoodle Review by My Blessings From Above

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Review by My Blessings From Above

WonderMaps~A Timberdoodle Review

I am really excited to share with you a fantastic map resource I had the opportunity to review.  WonderMaps by Bright Idea Press.

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
  • black-and-white or color maps
  • features including:  names, borders, rivers, cities, physical features, and graticules

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

WonderMaps is super easy to use. There is a teachers guide included that walks you through how to use the software. There are also additional resources that give you ideas for using outline maps, mapping projects and other information.

The video tutorial below shows just how quick and easy it is to use WonderMaps.

Our current unit study is How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Justin has done this unit before but wanted to do it again with Kaden. I gave Justin the assignment to write a short report on each country that is visited in the book. He wanted to look up Sri Lanka and we decided to use WonderMaps.

After we click on Asia it brings us to this map of Asia. Next we click on India

Here is the map of India. You can see Sri Lanka down at the bottom of the page. It is that small pear shaped island.

I could leave it like this or I could remove any or all of the items listed along the left side of the screen. Lets remove the color overlay.

This is the result. Now lets remove the BW Overlay

Again this is the result.

Here I have removed the Boarders, Rivers, River names, terrain and BW Overlay.

There is so much you can do with these maps. You can remove different parts of the map and have your children fill in the parts you have taken away for review or test taking. You can also make them into a coloring page for a younger student.

Justin opted to keep his map in color with all the extras. Kaden chose to make his map black and white and use it as a coloring page and omitted the country borders.

WonderMaps makes a great addition to our geography, history and Bible studies!

Timberdoodle also offers some other wonderful geography resources!

You can go here and sign up for your free Timberdoodle catalog!

 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.


Posted by Timberdoodle | 27 Oct 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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