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Grade 8 DVD Only

Grade 8 DVD Only

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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 Only Kit, you receive:

  • 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
* 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 B DVD Only (3rd ed.)

    Study continues with the life of Moses and the events leading to the claiming of the Promised Land. The ancient Jewish kingdoms are presented, culminating with their downfall and eventual captivity.

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    American Republic DVD Only

    Encourages the student to evaluate the events of American history from the colonial period to the present by examining the core values of American culture from a Christian world view.

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    Writing & Grammar 8 DVD Only (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 Only (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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    Pre-Algebra DVD Only

    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 and Earth Science DVD Only

    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.

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."


Mr. Jamie Swingle, BA, MED

Mr. Jamie Swingle, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMr. Swingle has 7 years of teaching experience and a genuine love for history. "My desire for my students is to give them a realization that the study of history is essential to gaining a better understanding of God; God often reveals Himself through His dealings with man, which is exactly what history is. It is impossible to study history without seeing the providence of God."


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.

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Copyright Year - 2007
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 8
  • Publisher - BJU Press