Review: WonderMaps by As for my House

Platforms: Software
Release Date: 2011
Genre(s): Geography
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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Review: WonderMaps by As for my House

Review: WonderMaps by As for my House, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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Review by As for my House

Review: WonderMaps

I’ve been looking for “classroom” map resources, so I was tickled to be offered a review copy of WonderMaps by my friends at Timberdoodle.

The product was an easy download, and basically is a linked set of .pdf files. And it’s big. Although I may have been asleep at the switch (we were moving at the time, you’ll recall), there wasn’t a lot of control over where it went, so I had to go in after the fact and move it off my overcrowded C: drive. The good news for you is that you can buy it on CD, and avoid that problem altogether…

Says the publisher, Bright Ideas Press:

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

  • 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

I’m sure you could find all these maps for free online. You can find pretty much anything for free online, these days. But is it easy? I dread that part of planning when I run into some specific need. A map of a specific place or event, with the right level of detail for a child’s understanding, or the right level of blank-ness for them to color on, or fill in information…

$44.95 is not an insignificant amount of money in my budget, but I can honestly say that I think this would be a great investment for any homeschooling family. After all, it amortizes over all the children, over all their years in school. That doesn’t add up to much per kid per year, does it?

Well, I’m going to go look at the cool Biblical map set for a while.

Don’t forget to check out Timberdoodle on Facebook, or visit their website for more terrific homeschool supplies!

I received this product free from Timberdoodle; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
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