Friday, September 30, 2011

WonderMaps: The Best Thing to Happen to Geography since the Globe!

Timberdoodle
WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press
WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

WonderMaps  is an incredible map resource and is frankly the best thing to happen to geography since the globe was created!

WonderMaps is the creation of Bright Ideas Press and coinsides amazingly with their Mystery of History and All American History curriculums.  But, you do not have to use those curriculums to benefit from WonderMaps.


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


Watch this video - it gives you a fantastic overview of what WonderMaps can do for your homeschool!


What I LOVE about this program is the option to change the 'layering' or information on each map before printing.  I school my three oldest and this program enables me to pull up ONE map and tailor it effortlessly THREE different ways.  From my oldest who has the most information on his map to study to my youngest who has just the basics to learn, WonderMaps takes the time consuming tasks of searching for the right map for each child.

For our study of World War II, I printed up maps of Europe showing the Axis and Allies.....

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press


IN ADDITION, I printed up maps of Europe for each child to study at their level.

My 8th grader has all the physical features showing on his map:

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

My 5th grader has mountains, physical boundaries, important cities and rivers on his:

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press


And my 3rd grader has physical boundaries and important cities (namely capitals) on hers:

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press

WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press


As a busy homeschooling Mom, this is a PRICELESS bonus!!!!!  

More views of these WONDERFUL maps!


WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press


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Legal 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.
                          

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a cool resource. May look into this if we end up homeschooling our son next year (depends on if we have to move). I like the new look of your blog, too!

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