Our 2018 homeschool catalog is off the press and will show up soon in your mailbox. We’re excited about what BJU Press families did to make this year’s catalog more engaging. Back in October, we asked you to photograph your homeschool in action. The results were overwhelming and fun! Here’s just one example.
New Distance Learning Courses
As a homeschool dad, I’m thrilled to see how the self-paced video courses enable my daughter to take ownership of the learning. My wife and I still have final say over the activities and the grades, but with a flexible roadmap, my third grader can learn on her own and at her own pace.
This year BJU Press is rolling out eight new distance learning courses. You can see sample lessons for each course on YouTube.
This 90-day course is taught by Mrs. Lawson and walks young children through civics starting in the home and expanding through communities and states to our nation. It concludes with a brief introduction to early American history, beginning with Columbus and finishing with Plymouth.
Mrs. Overly teaches second graders simplified science skills and scientific methods so that they learn to be student scientists. They practice their skills in exposure-level discussions of earth science, biology, anatomy, and physical science. This is also a 90-day course.
Students develop spelling skills as they inductively study word families. Mrs. Jarrell’s instruction also strengthens children’s proofreading and writing skills in this 180-day course.
Mr. Harmon’s personality engages students in this 180-day seventh-grade level course on math. Students will master the knowledge and skills they developed in sixth grade, providing them with a strong foundation for advanced math in high school.
In this 180-day course, Miss Ingersoll provides students with a survey of world history from the Middle Ages to the present. Seventh graders will learn to think critically from a biblical worldview as they learn about the religions, movements, and philosophies that continue to shape our world today.
Geology is a field that’s dominated by secular thought, but Mrs. Gillenwater directs eighth-grade students to geology from a biblical worldview. This 180-day course also covers the atmosphere and space.
Mr. Matesevac guides tenth graders in developing higher-level thinking skills. Students incrementally learn how to construct geometric proofs. This is a 180-day course.
In this capstone heritage studies course, Mrs. Bullock walks students through how our government was formed and the way it functions. The in-depth examination of our nation’s government is guided by a biblical worldview. This is a 90-day course.
• Price Drop for Spelling and Handwriting Video Lessons
If you’re considering buying spelling or handwriting video courses, be aware that they are now more affordable. We’ve dropped the prices for the spelling (1 through 6) and handwriting video courses from $299 per course to $149 per course.
• Vocabulary Now in Textbook Grade Kits
For the first time, we’re including vocabulary in textbook grade kits. This rounds out language arts for seventh–twelfth graders.
• Deeper Discount on Textbook Kits
When you purchase a grade or subject textbook kit, you can have the confidence that you have all of the items needed to teach your child. We’ve always discounted books when you buy them in kits. Three years ago, we evened out the discount to 20%. So purchasing kits cost 20% less than purchasing items in the kit individually. This year, we discounted the prices even more. Kits are now 25% less than purchasing the items individually.
• Lower Testing Prices
This year we’ve dropped the prices of Iowa and Stanford 10 achievement tests by 15%. This is good news for families, especially when you’re testing multiple children. Remember that many states require testing. If you’re planning on testing your children this year because your state requires it or if you do it for your own benefit, this is a great time to order—before the busiest season kicks in.