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Grade 7 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 7 DVD Kit and get access to all the following Distance Learning courses:

  • Bible Truths A covers our Lord’s earthly life and ministry.
  • World Studies builds on the foundational knowledge of the world and various nations.
  • Writing & Grammar 7 focuses on the eight parts of speech, while Explorations in Literature teaches a biblical perspective on six unit themes: courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family.
  • Fundamentals of Math focuses on problem solving and real-life uses of math with special features in each chapter while reinforcing computational skills and building a solid math foundation.
  • Life Science introduces the living world with all its wonders.

About Distance Learning DVD

BJU Press Distance Learning DVD will provide your homeschooled seventh grader with a unique, excellent education. You won’t have to worry about learning gaps—our curriculum has been thoroughly researched and developed by a team of authors with experience in education as well as specific subject matters. Expert teachers will teach directly to your child and present concepts in a fun, engaging, and memorable way.

What's Included

When you purchase the Grade 7 Distance Learning DVD Kit, you receive:

  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • DVDs containing the distance learning content (you will need to return these in 13 months)
  • Parent Guide and Student Worksheets Packet that contain all the teacher support materials and answer keys you need

Although printed Teacher Editions are not included in this kit, you will have access to them by logging into your account. If you desire to have a printed Teacher’s Edition, please contact Customer Service for special pricing

* Unless otherwise noted, kits may not have any partial returns or substitutions.

Included Courses

Your distance learning kit includes the following by default. More details
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    Bible Truths A DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Covers our Lord's earthly life and ministry. Be inspired by the example of Christ's own life experiences and the way He dealt with both friends and enemies.

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    World Studies DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Through the engaging lessons, your child will gain a biblical perspective on history, cultural values, governmental systems, and more and will be able to think critically about these topics.

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    Writing & Grammar 7 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Focuses on the eight parts of speech. It includes an emphasis on correct grammatical usage. Students also review reference material such as spelling hints, dictionary usage, library usage, study skills, and composition skills.

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    Explorations in Literature DVD with Books (4th ed.)

    Mr. Snow teaches a biblical perspective on six unit themes—courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family. Includes DVDs, essential textbooks, as well as a Parent Guide and a Student Worksheets Packet.

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    Fundamentals of Math DVD with Books (2nd ed.)

    Focuses on problem solving and real-life uses of math with special features in each chapter while reinforcing computational skills and building a solid math foundation.

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    Life Science DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Your students’ study of God’s living creation will enhance their appreciation for His power, goodness, and purpose for their lives. Students will study cell biology, genetics, the history of life, botany and more, all within a biblical framework.

Printed Teacher’s Editions are not included with this kit. A complete copy of the Teacher’s Edition (formerly TE on CD) and the Teacher’s Toolkit CD as well as files for printing materials from the Teacher Support Materials CD are available by logging into your account. If you desire a printed Teacher Edition, please contact Customer Service for special pricing.

All DVD and Hard Drive Distance Learning kits now include a Parent Guide as well as a Student Worksheets Packet which have all of the teacher support materials and answer keys needed for the subject(s).

Also Includes
Item # Title
404178Grade 7 Video Lesson Guide 14

Mr. Daryl Kopp, BA

Mr. Daryl Kopp, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMr. Kopp grew up in an unsaved family and trusted Christ at 16 years of age, putting the much-needed perspective in his life that had been so miserably absent. Since then, he has been devoted to the Word of God. Reading, studying, teaching, and preaching God’s Word have been a passion, whether teaching fifth-grade Sunday school classes, preaching at youth camps, starting churches in Kenya and Ireland, or teaching Bible in college. "The fruit of all Bible study is to know Christ more intimately, love and adore Him more completely, walk with Him more faithfully, and live for Him more passionately. My goal is to help your student know the facts and stories of the Bible in such a way that Christ is the obvious focal point. I pray that my students will see Christ and be excited about a life of commitment to Him, joyfully exemplifying the heart of Christ when He said, ‘Not my will, but thine, be done.’"


Mrs. Sherri Vick, BS

Mrs. Sherri Vick, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningSherri Vick previously taught various elementary and junior high grades. "I like to look at the picture as a whole—to relate one subject to another so that the child can see how God’s plan fits together. I want the child to want to learn, so the lessons have to be fun. Hands-on is the best way, so I don’t want the student to just watch, but participate too! One of my goals is that, after watching the lessons, your child will continue in the things he has learned and develop lifelong learning skills that he can use both now and in the future."


Mrs. Cynthia Bullock, BS

Mrs. Cynthia Bullock, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningAfter graduating from Bob Jones University in 1987, Cynthia Bullock went on to teach history in Virginia, Michigan, Florida, and North Carolina. It was in Michigan that she met her husband, who was the math teacher in the Christian school where they served together for 17 years. They have four children, three girls and a boy. She took ten years off to stay home with them since three of the four are profoundly deaf. When they mainstreamed into a normal classroom, she returned to the classroom. The Lord led her here to BJU Press Distance Learning in 2011. “I'm so excited about having your child as my student. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you by coming along side and lightening your load.”


Mr. Timothy Snow, BA, MS

Mr. Timothy Snow, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMr. Snow grew up in a pastor’s home that encouraged service for Christ and saw the need for a solid, Christian education. His parents often sacrificed to see that each of their children was in a Christian school or that they were homeschooled with Christian curriculum. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in history and a Master’s degree in secondary education, he began teaching in Christian schools. In the past twenty years he has served as a Christian school teacher and principal, and God has allowed him to instruct students in history, grammar, literature, and Bible. Mr. Snow also enjoys reading and he is always in search of new books or stories to read. In Explorations in Literature, Mr. Snow desires to pass along his passion for a solid Christian education as well as his love of reading and understanding literature.


Mr. Bill Harmon, BS

Mr. Bill Harmon, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningBill Harmon has loved science for as long as he can remember. After completing his B.S. in Chemistry, he returned to Florida where he gained experience teaching a variety of subjects: science, math, Latin, and computer courses. Now he works as a chemist in the Safety Services Office at BJU, teaches Distance Learning Physics and Algebra, and teaches Chemistry at Bob Jones Academy. He is currently pursuing an M.Ed. in Secondary Education. He and his wife Mary Ann have two children, Brian and Janette. His favorite Bible verse is II Timothy 3:14.

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Copyright Year - 2007
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 7
  • Publisher - BJU Press
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by grade 7 needs an update as of 9-24-16 I homeschooled my first year with my son last year in grade 6. BJU had just updated grade 6 DVD distance learning. It was wonderful! When I got grade 7, it has taken me almost a month to figure out what they did. The videos are from 2011 and prior, and although the content is still good, it appears they have a lot of unnecessary words to make the videos 30 minute each instead of just taking 15 minutes to teach the material. The videos were based on 160 day curriculum, so to stretch it to 180 days, they did NOT change the videos (which is fine), but the video guide log created for parents/facilitators, is SO DIFFICULT to understand. They added worksheets, or test days on their own day to make the curriculum appear to be 180 days, even though the videos and student log sheets are still based on the 160 day curriculum. Parent guide doesn't match student guide/instructions in math and social studies. The video guide log lists pre-reading for the next day as the first item in the list of things to do, so it looks like that reading is needed for that day's lesson when in fact it is NOT. The test packet and answers are in separate packages, where grade 6 had it all together. It takes me hours to try and figure everything out. Math - we've stopped watching the videos and I teach him math 7, as it is SOOOO boring and log winded. Writing and Grammar 7 - my son is autistic with aspergers and PDA, and also dyslexic. The material seems advanced, but definately not working for my family. The DVD is baseball themed and I expected her to cover the bases one time around per lesson. NOPE, she goes around several times in a 30 minute video, and even stops on 2nd base, to start at 3rd base the next day. My son and I have a hard time with this, and are looking into changing curriculums for writing/grammar. Bible added worksheets to stretch the curriculum to 180 days, but they didn't provide answer sheets for the first 6 worksheets. I emailed BJU my concerns. They state they will be working to update this. I am a disabled parent, so it's harder for me to make sense of things to start with, that's why I use the DVD program. Maybe others don't have a problem with this. Overall, the content in BJU's DVD curriculum is great and Biblically based. But has been a huge headache for me so far, and we are 20 days into the school year. Science and Grammar also have the same teacher, and she expects parent to watch the teacher tips daily before my son watches his lesson. I find I usually don't get to do this. Also, the fundamentals of math 7 - has a quiz every day or every other day. I would imagine most kids can handle the heavy workload, but I'm needing to lesson the workload as there is just too many things to be done and not enough hours in the day. I need a DVD program, and am pretty bummed about the quality of grade 7. I hope they can update it and the upper levels soon. As they said as of the 2015-2016 school year, the elementary had all been updated, and they were now working on the upper levels. Sincerely. September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Schooling BJU Distance Learning Grade 7 DVD with Books came highly recommended by friends and is proving to be a worthwhile program. The classes are interesting to my student, and the work challenging, but not overwhelming. The student has his own schedule to follow that gives a sense of control and responsibility for his schoolwork, and the teacher's guide is detailed and easy to follow. Although there are teachers for every class, the program keeps the parent very involved in daily oversight. We are really enjoying the program and plan to stick with BJU until graduation. October 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Time-consuming for parents This is our first year trying the DVDs. Our oldest daughter (aka the guinea pig) enjoys the teachers on the screen. She hasn't commented on how out of date they are, so apparently it's not evident to her. BUT, we BOTH notice how the voice and the lips do NOT match and it makes it difficult to watch and concentrate. (I've told her to focus on their hands, but....) She wishes they would have the checklist of things to complete for the student in EVERY subject - like they do in Math - because it's difficult for her to figure out what her assignments are for the day. For us, as the parents - we both work full-time, grandparents are home with the girls during the day, but unable to really provide any schooling help - it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to figure out what pages they did, find the matching answer key pages, flip through multiple books (some require writing in the texts, some the Student Activity manual, some the notebooks) and try to grade. To compound the problem, the sheet on how to figure out how to score the pages and calculate the grade is confusing because the number of points assigned does not always match the number of problems completed. It's a NIGHTMARE for the parents' part. We are only a week into school, and if it doesn't get easier to grade, we're going back to the books-only way. August 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dry, boring, and inflexible The video format does not allow for varing paces of the material. If it is too fast or too slow, the student cannot change it. There are no opportunities to ask questions of the teacher. The teacher is generally just a "talking head". Sometimes the teacher prays too long about things that my student knows nothing about (Aunt Jane's surgery, for example). The student watching the video is alone in a room by herself with no others to interact with. I am dissappointed with the product. I would not recommend this program to anyone. April 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the DVD classes!! My son went from dreading Science to really enjoying Science!! And the teacher Ms Vick has really won him over, so fun to experience!! This class has taught him more than science he has learned study skills and how to create an organized binder to study from A-Mazing!! Very good curriculum system with lectures, instructions for parent, grading system and overall academic material being just right on target for our needs. Next year we will add more Dvd classes for all of our kids!! Very blessed to learn of this curriculum!! Wish it wasn't so expensive but high quality always costs more!! :) April 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by World Studies 7 In the past I've used the 2nd edition distance learning. This year I purchased the 3rd edition distance learning. In comparing the two the 3rd edition has changed. In the first unit, it seemed slow for my kids. It was a review and hard to hold their attention. Their comments were that it was good for students who haven't been exposed to Creation. It is much better in the subsequent units. The only challenge I found is the parent guide included with the kit. Not all the needed pages from the printed Teacher's Edition were available. For example the chapter review answers are available but I need to refer to the student text or the TE on-line to find the chapter review questions! I still would prefer having a hard copy of the Teacher Edition with the parent guide, student worksheets, teacher support materials and answer keys. It's a challenge when needing to refer to the Teacher Edition on-line each time. January 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by I do not recommend this curriculum for a 7th grader... The videos were made in 2006 (7-8 years old) and it really shows. Also, they use puppets for grade 7 on occasion and my student felt like it was more suitable for a 5th grade level. The academics was on the lower side. For this price, I expect more from BJU Press. This is not a cheap curriculum and I expected more up to date technology in the videos. Not happy with this choice. August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by English 7 DVD, Great for student, challenge for parent We are new to the BJU DVD curriculum. The academic quality of the DVD version is wonderful, the instructor, Mrs. Vick, is clear, thorough, and easy to listen to, and the video/audio quality is modern and very good quality. However, the parent has some challenges; the grading for the various areas of the workbook, tests, additional worksheets, etc are all scattered between 2 disks and a paper edition for test answers. I had to make notes of where to find things to save time, I expect to be able to remember eventually. I imagine that this will be easier if you have only one student. I would be interested in the option to purchase Teacher Books with all this information instead of needing to access disks. The cost would be well worth it to us! We also use Grade 7 Literature, Grade 3 English and Science. We plan to try the online classes next year when we return to the US and have access to it. January 11, 2014
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