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Grade 8 DVD with Books

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Grade 8 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 8 DVD Kit and get access to all the following Distance Learning courses:

  • American Republic students study the chronological development of the nation from a spiritual perspective.
  • Writing & Grammar 8 reviews the parts of speech and sentence patterns while giving special attention to the usage of correct grammatical elements.
  • Excursions in Literature presents a biblical perspective on six major themes—friends, choices, heroes, discoveries, adventurers, and viewpoints.
  • Pre-Algebra furthers math understanding by delving into number theory and integers, opening the world of negative numbers and algebraic expressions.
  • Space and Earth Science affirms the young-earth Creationary view of the earth’s history and rejects the uniformitarian/evolutionary models pervading our culture.

About Distance Learning DVD

BJU Press Distance Learning DVD will provide your homeschooled eighth 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 8 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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    American Republic DVD with Books (4th ed.)

    Presents the chronological development of the United States from the colonial period to the present from a Christian perspective. The principles of our heritage are underscored by appropriate applications and activities.

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    Writing & Grammar 8 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Reviews the parts of speech and sentence patterns while giving special attention to the usage of correct grammatical elements. It includes chapters on capitalization, punctuation, spelling hints, and composition skills.

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    Excursions in Literature DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Presents a biblical perspective on six major themes–friends, choices, heroes, discoveries, adventurers, and viewpoints. Thinking Zones help the student interpret, analyze, and evaluate authors, works, themes, and terms in light of Scripture.

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    PreAlgebra DVD with Books (2nd ed.)

    Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs.

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    Space & Earth Science DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Affirms the young-earth Creationary view of the earth’s history and rejects the uniformitarian/evolutionary models pervading our culture. Topics include the sun, moon, stars, planets, asteroids, comets, meteors, atmosphere, and more.

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).

Space & Earth Science DVD with Books (3rd ed.)
Item # Title
215533Space & Earth Science Student Text (3rd ed.)
412726Distance Learning Grade 8 Space and Earth Science Parent Guide 2017
409672Distance Learning Grade 8 Space & Earth Science Worksheets 3rd ed. 2017
Also Includes
Item # Title
420224Grade 8 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.”


Miss Rebekah Pringle, BA, MA

Miss Rebekah Pringle, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMiss Pringle's interest in literature began at an early age through her mother's almost daily reading aloud of good literature as a part of her family's school day. The past 10 years of focused study and teaching in the disciplines of Creative Writing and English have increased Miss Pringle's delight and enthusiasm in analyzing and evaluating all genres of literature. “Everyone loves a story. A well-crafted story, poem, essay, or drama delights me on several levels, but it's the benefit of gaining an increased understanding and appreciation of God's inspired literature, His Word, that motivates me to apply and grow in my own literary analysis skills and to do my best to instill in my students a similar desire for and delight in literature. It's my prayer that as we enjoy great literary works together we will be inspired to love and pursue God's truth presented in His greatest Book of 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.

  • Release Date - 08/01/2017
  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 8
  • Publisher - BJU Press
Grade 8 DVD with Books is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Better! The grade 8 curriculum is very well done. My child especially likes the history. As a parent, I appreciate the changes that were made this year making it much easier for me. I love that all that I need is now in one place. Thank you for making the changes!
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be more organized The curriculum as a whole needs to be more streamlined & in sync. I. E. Some quizzes are in the test packet some are in the student lesson guide some are in the video lesson guide. The revision made to grade 6 is an example of what needs to be done to grade 8
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a strong acedemic program with a biblical worldview choose BJU press As a former teacher and mother of 6 who has evaluated many different curricula, I have been very pleased with BJU press. It is a high quality curriculum taught from a biblical worldview helps me as a parent by providing rubrics for grading subjective materials and answer keys. It makes learning enjoyable and home schooling less tedious.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot ask for a better curriculum!!! I am so grateful for the BJU Distance Learning curriculum! Everything is easy to use and my child loves it! The videos are excellent! Well worth the money!
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Biblically sound, academically rigorous curriculum DVD/ parent guide manual enormous and cumbersome. Material takes many, many hours to complete each day. Doesn't always allow for extracurricular activities. Definitely not for kids with learning differences.
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pre Algebra 8th grade The only thing I would suggest for this product is: include the teacher manual with the dvd and student book. I am not a fan of having the manual on the disc. I like to have the book with me, so that I can sit down with my son while he is doing his work. We love Mr. Harmon!!
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thorough but often tedious The materials are very thorough. I am confident that all material will be covered well by the end of our school year. However, at times all this thoroughness becomes tedious for my gifted student. I also find it very difficult to balance all the sections for each class...teacher's materials, CDs, supplemental pages, student pages, facilitator's pages, and more. My suggestions: consolidate as much as possible. Limit materials to student text, teacher's text with answers, and supplemental materials all together in one location. Also, the videos seem rather dated. An update in style with varied locations for presenting lectures would be much appreciated.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BJU Curriculum Exemplifies High Educational Standards I love the way the BJU curriculum under girds every subject with Biblical teachings creating a strong foundation for each educational concept. The subject matter is age appropriate, comprehensive, interesting and appealing. The DVD teachers are excellent and my children feel as if they are in a real classroom experience. The DVD's are easy to use and portable. The provided syllabus with daily class work schedules and assignments made it possible for me to get started effortlessly. Ordering was simple with the BJU Home Works Consultant competently answering all my questions and efficiently placing the order.
Date published: 2013-08-28
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