WonderMaps Review by Our Homeschool Reviews

Platforms: Software
Release Date: 2011
Genre(s): Geography
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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WonderMaps Review by Our Homeschool Reviews

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WonderMaps Review

I have had my eye on this product for many months now, so when Timberdoodle gave me the opportunity to review WonderMaps, I jumped at the chance!

We love history and I am always searching online for maps.  It’s so hard to find just the right one, especially if I want a particular area, and not, let’s say, just Africa.

So what is WonderMaps?  It’s a customizable collection of over 350 different maps.  With nearly endless possibilities, WonderMaps makes it easy to regularly integrate map study into a variety of lessons and make the most of every learning opportunity.

WonderMaps is designed with easy-to-use layers that allow you to enjoy great customizable features:

  • 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

Searching for a map is easy

We are currently studying American History so I went to the first tab, which as you can see above, is The World Continents/Regions/Nations, and found the exact map I was looking for.  Since we are studying explorers, I needed a map that showed both North America and Europe so we could add their routes across the ocean.

A feature I really like about WonderMaps are the layers you can add or take off your map.  For the map we used, I did not need rivers and river names, but I wanted to keep island names since those were important to Columbus’ journey.

Another section I am excited to use is the Historical Maps.  Just look at all the options!  I wish I had this last year when we studied World History, but we will again next year, and I will be using it quite a bit!

Included is also a Teacher’s Guide with a tutorial video and user manual, as well as some great resources.

My Thoughts:  I have really enjoyed using WonderMaps and feel like it is a product that we will use for many years to come.  Homeschooling or not, having these beautiful maps at your fingertips is wonderful.

Thoughts of an 8-Year Old:  I like the maps and it was fun for me to draw on mine. Whatever I’m studying, there’s a WonderMap for it!

Find Out More:  You can find out more about WonderMaps at Timberdoodle or Bright Ideas Press.  WonderMaps comes as a CD and sells for $44.95 at Timberdoodle, which is $5 off the regular price.  If you would like more information on Timberdoodle and their products, you can request a free homeschool catalog.  You can also visit them on Facebook for deals and contests.

Disclosure:  As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team, this product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the products to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 01 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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