Welcome to WisdomMaps: The Future of the Past!
WisdomMaps are a new take on the old idea of “mind maps”. These were invented in the Near East 2,000 years ago and popularized by Leonardo da Vinci as a way to unify knowledge. They work by emulating the thought processes of the human mind.
Because of their non-linear design, WisdomMaps go where linear thinking cannot. They show how information fits together to create meaning, in a multimedia presentation of pictures, videos, websites, and more. Images make it easy to retain information because they tell a story. And good story-telling is important with history.
WisdomMaps bring Leonardo’s brain-child into the 21st century, since it’s time that history finds a way that works for today’s visual learners.
The WisdomMaps Collection
Click on any of the links in the Sampler Gallery below to open a map and begin to wander and wonder. The WisdomMaps collection includes several thousands of maps that range through all aspects of the world’s story and its peoples and cultures. Join us as we redeem history from the dustbin of traditional learning and bring it into the 21st century… where even history deserves a place!
View Samples for each of our courses listed below.
Near East/Middle East
Ancient Egypt | Ancient Near East | Persia
Ottoman Empire | Modern Middle East | Judaism
Early Africa | Colonial Africa | Modern Africa
China | Japan | Korea | India | Southeast Asia
Australia and New Zealand | Pacific Islands | Hawai’i
Ancient Greece | Ancient Rome | Byzantine Empire
Late Antiquity | Middle Ages | Renaissance | Reformation | Global Empires | Scientific Revolution | 17th Century West | 18th Century West | Enlightenment | French Revolution | Industrial Revolution | Russia | The West 1800 – 1850 | The West 1850 – 1871 | The West 1871 – 1894 | The West 1894 – 1914
The Great War | Inter-War Years | World War II | Cold War | Modern Europe
Early United States History | Modern United States History | African-American History
Christianity | Judaism | Islam | Religions of India | Chinese Social Philosophy | Religion in Japan | Other Dimensions of World Religions
Please pay a visit to HistoryBits, my observations of history, as seen through a glass darkly.
Hi, I’m Terrence Monroe, managing director of WisdomMaps. Thanks for your interest! You can reach me with any comments or questions at: