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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:

  • 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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    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 (4th ed.)

    Covers the structure and functions of cells, genetics, heredity, reproduction, the six living kingdoms and health.

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).

Explorations in Literature DVD with Books (4th ed.)
Item # Title
291468Explorations in Literature Student Text (4th ed.)
412635Distance Learning Grade 7 Explorations in Literature Parent Guide 2017
408161Distance Learning Grade 7 Exploration in Literature Handouts 4th ed. 2017
Also Includes
Item # Title
420216Grade 7 Video Lesson Guide 17

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.


Mrs. Sarah Gillenwater

Mrs. Sarah Lawson, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Gillenwater holds a BS in Elementary Education and has seven years of teaching experience in the Christian school classroom. Her lessons overflow with personality, making her passion for her subject infectious. It is her goal for her students to see how science teaches about the character of God.

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 7
  • Publisher - BJU Press
Grade 7 DVD with Books is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The DVD series required substantially more parent help than anticipated. The math program was frustrating for my children. Science was excellent. Grammar is good however the children hate the constant baseball references (they love frog and fly though). The math instructor overcomplicates the math lesson and is very confusing to attempt to follow. I have put the math DVD away and have been teaching every lesson to my student myself. World Studies is ok but a bit more in depth than the average middle school classroom would teach. I would not purchase the entire DVD package again. I would purchase the science and grammar again. It would be good to know if the same teachers would be producing the future grade's videos.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Math This is a good Math but has so many other negative issues that I don't know if I would buy again. Its not easy to use. The student always has to do sporadic problems all over the lesson. For example.. The page may have 60 problems. The assignment will be 1-33 odd, 34-39 all, and then a cumulative review at the end. I wish it just had a normal workbook where they did just did an assigned page with out all the jumping around. My other complaint would be they have a whole lesson and then a quiz a lot of days. My sons spend about 60-90 minutes on the lesson so I wish the quiz would be on a separate day instead of adding more to an already lengthy work load. Another thing is sometimes the answer book is incorrect. That's can be frustrating for the student and teacher because I will make my son do the corrections. I will keep telling him its wrong. After a while I do it with him and have found the answer book to be wrong. That doesn't happen often. We are on Day 49 and so far its happened about 3-4 times. I did call BJU and let them know in hopes it can be corrected. I also wish the teachers guide was in a binded book instead of loose papers. I have 4 children so with the distance learning we have binders galore everywhere. I hope one day they put it in book form so its easier. As far as academically it is good. We like the teacher and the bible references. It just needs a lot of work to make it easier to use.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK I've been using BJU for about two years now, and I'd like to give my opinion on it: I didn't like Writing & Grammar 7 at all. The teacher assigns too much work during the lesson, and it became overly boring. Fundamentals of Math is very long, and sometimes I would have the work text done before the lesson was over. (I LOVE Mr. Harmon's teaching though). World Studies is fantastic! Mrs. Bullock makes the content interesting. Sincerely. Meghan, age 13
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-26
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