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Grade 8 Online with Books

Grade 8 Online with Books

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Grade 8 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 8 Online 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 Online

Distance Learning Online is homeschooling made easy. When you enroll your child in BJU Press’s online Distance Learning program, he can learn anytime, anywhere. All he needs is a computer and a high-speed internet connection, and he is ready to go. The student login allows access to engaging video lessons taught by expert teachers, online assessments (grades 5–12), progress-tracking features, and more. The best part is although you as a parent can log in and view your child’s progress and grades at any time, you are free to keep up with the rest of life.

What's Included

When you purchase the Grade 8 Distance Learning Online Kit, you receive:

  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • ETextbooks for American Republic, Pre-Algebra and Excursions in Literature. (These will be available when you log in to
  • An email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding student and parent login information.

Register now! Your textbooks will be shipped right away. You will receive an email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding login information for the online courses which will be available July 1, 2016. You will have through December 31, 2017 to complete your online learning program.

* 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 Online with Books (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 Online with Books (3rd ed.)

    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 Online and Books

    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 Online 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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    Pre-Algebra Online 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 Online 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.

Each subject includes a printed Student Worksheets/Handouts packet. An abridged Teacher’s Edition and other resources are available when you log in to

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 - 2009
  • Format - Distance Learning Online
  • Grade Level - 8
  • Publisher - BJU Press

Technical Requirements for Distance Learning Online

  • Processor: Pentium class, 1 GHz processor or the equivalent.
  • Operating System: Distance Learning Online works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP service pack 2, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX 10.4 or later, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), or Android OS (Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook tablet, Motorola Droid).
  • Memory: Minimum of 512MB RAM (or more as required by the operating system*).
  • 20% free hard drive space
  • Google Chrome Version 13.0 or later, Internet Explorer Version 8.0 or later, or Firefox Version 3.0 or later versions. Other browsers may be used, but may not support all functionality.
  • Adobe Flash Version 9 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or later
  • High-speed internet connection: LAN, Cable or DSL Modem
  • An active email account

*Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need a minimum of 1 Gigabyte of RAM to run Windows Vista or Windows 7, but 2 Gigabytes is recommended for optimum efficiency.

FAQs about Distance Learning Online | Terms & Conditions for Distance Learning Online

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I recommend BJU over and over Thirteen years ago when we pulled our son out of school to homeschool, we felt blessed to find what was then BJU Home Sat with the classes brought in by satellite feed each day. It was not a perfect system, and it was challenging, but we knew right from the start we had found something special. Our son went from failing almost every class in Christian school 7th grade to testing above high school level in every subject by the end of 8th grade, all by using BJU materials and the teaching. We switched to DVD rentals as soon as they were available, and he finished high school that way, went on to college seamlessly, and placed high into the Air Force because of his entrance exam scores. Fast forward 13 years from those early days to today, and I am remarried with a newly adopted 13-year-old stepson, this time in 7th grade in public school, and as soon as we could we have brought him home to homeschool. Finances are tighter than they once were so we tried other options for the past few months, but after having BJU Distance Learning for my older son, everything else pales in comparison. And even though the $999 seems like a lot for a year, its just $200 or less per class including books, and I was finding we were approaching that for the piecemeal way we were trying to save money. It wasn't saving us. We were coming within $200 of BJU so we made the commitment to just do this for him. I can't wait to do this again with a new son and introduce him to classes with Ms. Vick and Mr. Harmon, my older son's favorite teachers. I highly recommend BJU Press whenever anyone asks about homeschooling. To me, it is the gold standard in homeschooling. February 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heavy parental workload, but a solid education This is our first year using BJU. I love that my daughter is getting solid biblical information. I find the program to be quite time consuming for both of us, but will finish the year because of the quality. If I were not employed full time and a college student as well, and had several hours a day to devote to homeschool, I would absolutely use it again next year. January 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Difficult but good My daughter is finding the curriculum very difficult and we are finding some discrepancies with her requirements and teacher checks. However, I have found it to be a very well done course over all. My greatest difficulty has been trying to figure out my part as her facilitator due to my lack of computer knowledge and experience. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First year with BJU Press; working hard, learning a lot. This is my first year using BJU Press Online. We have both the 8th and 10th grade curricula. It has taken me a while of working with the "system" to become proficient and utilize the benefits offered through the program. Each class covers a great deal of information in a day and some classes takes several days to complete thoroughly. On the other hand, there is great flexibility and a good resources which allow us to tailor to our needs and still gain a quality education. As the overseer, I needed to have good support and organization to be assured that I was offering the best information to each class, as well as being confident I was tracking the work well. This curriculum has provided both of these needs and I am confident that my children will be prepared for college and beyond. My husband has commented that because of the organization, he can step in to help and be confident he is doing the right thing. May I also note, that the teachers are careful to integrate a love of Christ and the a love for students into their classes which has been unique and treasured. I am pleased when a class opens with prayer or the students are challenged to live godly whether it is French class or Science or Bible. It is a pleasure using this curriculum. November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highly Recommended! This program is wonderful. Once again, Mrs. Vick does an excellent job of explaining the information in a clear and concise way. The material in the book is thorough with plenty of detail without being overwhelming. Some of the labs use materials and equipment that I don't have, and I chose not to buy a kit. But, the labs are demonstrated on the video, and for middle school, it's enough for me to have my son watch and not do every lab. The online features are very easy to use for a first-time online customer. The quizzes and tests grade themselves and the student's average is calculated automatically. The only downside I have found with the program is that there is no place for the teacher to record the non-mastery grades. You would have to keep track of those manually and average them in later. No big...I just dropped them and they didn't have an impact on the grade anyway. Online science has made my life easy this year. December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by we are very excited about such excellent Christian curriculum. We ejoy learning through Bob Jones curriculum. I know and trust the teachings of the teachers and can see their passions for the students and the daily encouragements to the students about following Christ. October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Challenging academic content Courses are well taught and geared toward causing the student to think rather than only memorizing factual information. Coursework is definitely geared to prepare the student for digging and thinking when he enters the university world. Bible content is very conservative in nature and well integrated throughout the courses. The highlight of every day for our student has been watching the Bible course lessons before breakfast. August 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oganizationally challenging This is our first year to homeschool so I will give my honest opinion. Finding all the quizzes, worksheets, answer keys, etc. is very difficult. Each subject material is organized differently. The facilitator has to look in multiple folders to find everything needed to teach a chapter, and every subject is organized differently. It has made it very time consuming on the part of the parent/ facilitator. It would be extremely helpful if everything you needed to teach a chapter was located in a chapter folder (e.g. Chapter 1 should have all worksheets, quizzes and answer keys organized within the Chapter 1 folder), instead of having to search within 4 or 5 folders for what you need for that chapter. And a little more consistency throughout all the subjects would be most helpful. August 21, 2013
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