Whether you choose to print any of the 350 different maps or simply view them from your computer screen, each one can be adapted to the needs and level of the student. I know customization always sounds like a nice option, but often the detailed directions to accomplish such a task are overwhelming and too time-consuming for busy homeschool moms and students. Again, WonderMaps steps up to the challenge and proves to be a winner! The maps various layers can be turned off and on with a simple checkbox. I assure you a small child can handle it, as my 4, 5, and 6 year old children all took turns clicking the mouse to help Mom manipulate the maps.
We are also using the Galloping the Globe curriculum this year. Therefore, we've just finished an introduction to geography unit where we focused on continents, oceans, landforms, and map skills. This week we moved on to study an individual country. Our focus this week and next is China. I printed the topographical map and left all of the features on. This allowed the kids to get an immediate idea of the terrain, the size, the rivers, the number of cities, etc.
Often, the life of a homeschool product is fleeting, but I know our family will be utilizing WonderMaps for years to come.Our course of study the next two years will have the kids traveling from country to country. Then, we'll head home to the good ol' USA where we plan to be Cantering the Country for a couple years. I'm thrilled that WonderMaps has an entire section dedicated to the 50 states and specific maps for each.