WonderMaps: A Review by To the Moon and Back

Platforms: Software
Release Date: 2011
Genre(s): Geography
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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WonderMaps: A Review by To the Moon and Back

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Review by To the Moon and Back

WonderMaps: A Review

With Sweetpea entering Kindergarten this year, I have had geography on my mind. In keeping with my mostly Charlotte Mason approach to education, I wanted to begin a light introduction to the subject and I have been dabbling here and there with various ideas. One of the things that I have started to implement in our regular lessons is map work. Even during fun times, like my mother-daughter time with the American girl series, I have been looking on the Internet to print out localized maps to go along with what we are learning.  NOW, I do not have to search through endless websites to find a decent map because I have Wondermaps!

Wondermaps, which is produced by Bright Ideas Press is a WONDERFUL resource for homeschooling families!  It includes:

  • Over 60 world maps
  • Over 60 maps of the United States
  • Over 100 historical maps, INCLUDING maps of biblical areas
  • Thematic maps
  • (and a great bonus for those of you who use these history curriculum!)The complete map sets from The Mystery of History (Volumes 1-3) and All American History (Volumes 1 & 2).

It also is very interactive.  You can add or remove “layers” to each map that you use.  Layers include things like:

  • roads
  • waterways
  • cities and towns
  • topographical information
  • borders
  • the choice between black and white or color maps
  • names of places, landmarks, etc.
  • and much MORE!

You can break your maps down into continents or specific regions.  Sweetpea really enjoyed exploring the map of Sweden (we are currently reading the Kirsten Larson books in the American Girl series).

I even spent some pretty extensive time playing around with this software. This product is something that can be used again and again and again in all sorts of school studies from young ages into middles and high school years.

If you aren’t too tech-savvy, there is also a really great tutorial available for you (or your students) to give you a leg up in using this program to its fullest capabilities.  Check it out for yourself:

I can’t say enough about this program, and honestly cannot find anything at all to critique!  A great investment all the way around!

Wondermaps is available as an instant download or on CD-ROM.  To purchase your own copy, please visit Timberdoodle on their website. You should also check out their other great geography resources here or find them on Facebook.

*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 Co. | 02 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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