Monday, May 16, 2011

TOS Review: WonderMaps by Bright Ideas Press

Geography is not my area of expertise, so I’m was pretty happy when I was chosen to review WonderMaps, a new product created by Bright Ideas Press.

WonderMaps is different than most of the other maps available to homeschoolers, because these maps are interactive. No more hunting around trying to find the right map needed for your studies. WonderMaps is a fantastic downloadable maps and geography program that allows you to customize and print more than 350 different detailed and layered maps of the United States, Historical Maps, Thematic Maps, and The World, Continents, Regions, and Nations. 
Whether you are studying history, science, bible, or literature, WonderMaps can help bring your lesson to life.

WonderMaps offers:
  • Current and historical maps
  • Topographical, reference, outline, and political maps
  • Color or black-and-white maps
  • 125 historical maps, including 25 biblical maps
  • Over 60 maps of the world
  • Over 60 maps of the United States
  • Physical layers showing rivers, borders, cities, names, graticules, and more.

Maps of the United States are layered by states, regions, or world

The World maps are layered by continents, regions, and nations.

The Historical maps are divided into:

The Ancients 33 AD

The Middle Ages 33 AD - 1456 AD

The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations 1457 AD - 1707 AD

Revolutions to Rising Times 1708AD - Present Day

The Thematic Map

The teacher’s guide offers you a quick start guide, user manual, tutorial video, downloadable mp3 files, and additional recourses to use in your homeschool.

As an added bonus for those of you who are using The Mystery of History vols I-III or All American History vols. I & II, WonderMaps has all the maps you will need.

WonderMaps can be downloaded on a maximum of two computers and runs on Adobe. Once you purchase WonderMaps you will have access to future upgrades and extras as they become available.

WonderMaps is pretty awesome! Kudos to Bright Ideas Press for creating such a fantastic program.

WonderMaps is available through Bright Ideas Press for $49.95. 

For those of you who subscribe to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, be sure to look in your newest issues for the WonderMaps advertisement.  There you will find a 20% off discount code to use when you purchase WonderMaps. 

For those of you who do not subscribe to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (wow, you are truly missing out on an amazing magazine!) from now until May 21st Bright Ideas Press is offer a 20% off discount to help a family in need. You can read about the family and their needs on the BIP site or Caring Bridge.

Be sure to stop by and read what my fellow TOS Crew member have to say about WonderMaps. 

I'm a crew member with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and I received a download of WonderMaps from Bright Ideas Press in exchange for my honest review.

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