Rated 4 out of 5 by 4Him Grade 6 DVD with Books
This is our second year using BJU DVDs full grade. Overall, I do like the DVD program. I do like the change BJU made with the printed materials in Student packet and Parent Packet form. Although, some of it is very redundant, like the video guide being in both, not necessary.
I will start with the good: Bible, very strong, overall easy for the student to complete the assignments on own, but does need some help at times. Science is good, keeps the students attention, the activity manual is a must, the study guides are critical to the student preparing for tests. Reading is good, but there is a TON in the reading program. We do not finish it all. I think the Booklinks are great! But in the reading program itself, there is so much, we do not get to it all. The quality is very good and my student is learning a lot. English is wonderful, I really like the alternating between a grammar chapter and a writing chapter.
Now for the bad: Math: The 6th grade Math must be updated. They do have a newer version out, but it is not on distance learning yet. The edition that comes with the DVD is just too outdated. We ended up not using is and switching to Math U See for this year. In the BJU math book, there is very little room for the student to write, the DVDs are out dated, and the content is just not up to standard anymore with what 6th graders are doing. Spelling, needs to move to the new version. This older version is too old. We do not do the journal part. The activities are good, but we would prefer the newer version. History: I am very disappointed in the black and white notebook. Mainly b/c there are no study guides like the new version. This is a huge disappointment b/c my student has difficulty preparing for tests. History needs to move to the new version.
We did the 5th grade DVD with books last year and really liked it. I feel like we got lower quality with 6th grade. Overall, I would use 6th grade again, but I would go into it knowing I am using a different Math and probably do open book History tests.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shellbo Fabulous!!
Science 6 has been a wonderful choice for us. Our son is taking the class, but our younger daughters watch the class with him. Wonderful to find a class that is in depth academically, kid friendly, and so organized and easy for the parents to facilitate. Wonderful!!
March 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by tlcarper Outdated
If I would have previewed the DVDs fully, I would not have purchased them. Because of a cross-country move, we thought this would be a good way to keep schoolwork on schedule. The math and history DVDs use the old textbooks so we could not transition into those subjects without buying old textbooks and starting the year over.
The DVDs are outdated. For the cost, it is hard to understand why these old DVDs are recycled year after year instead of updating them regularly.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shel Daughter loves it
This is our first year using Bob Jones DVD and we love it. A little more preparation on my part than I anticipated...but worth it!!!! I have not started but first grader yet but know she will love it!!! We love sll the different characters, the enthusiasm along with the educational excellence. Also love how the Lord is to into every subject.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disappointed2 Not as good as use to be
I have used this and have been very happy, but each year they supply less and less but the price stays the same. This year they took away the teacher edition books and replaced them with a disc. I like the books much better and they still charged the same price. When I first used this they supplied all copies of everything and actual books. Now I have to make copies of everything. I am disappointed this year especially since I still pay just as much as before.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LAPP Excellent program! This is our third year using Bob Jones and we love it!
Bob Jones has been an excellent program for us. It has a strong Biblical base and is scholastically strong as well. This program has been a tremendous blessing for our family!
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fuzzy BJU is quality christian educational material.
Have been using BJU press for three years. Excellent!
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jsmckean Grade 6 DVD with Books
I love our Bob Jones Grade 6 DVD and books curriculum . It gives me, the homeschool parent, a little freedom from teaching, the teacher is on the dvd. I feel like my children get an excellent learning experience, the dvd's keep their attention. The only thing I'm not happy with is the teacher's ed. being on cd-rom, my computer doesn't play them very well. So, if I want the hardcopies, I have to pay extra for them.
July 8, 2013