Typically what's the length of instructional DVDs?
I'm not sure which instructional DVD you were referring to, so I'll cover both!
If you're referring to the initial informational one that ABeka has, it lasts around 30 minutes. Oftentimes, a representative from ABeka will visit a nearby city (typically in a hotel) and set it up with materials for you to view. That is what I did. You could also request one to be sent to you. It shows a child watching an Abeka DVD in the kitchen. It also demonstrates around 3 minutes of each of the different subjects.
But if you're referring to the length of instructional DVDs for the classroom, that is obviously a different story!
It will be different for each class, depending on the grade of each child. My 8th grader has shorter class-time because she does not have penmanship. On average, your student will spend 35-40 minutes per class each day. There are 7 classes (Bible, language, spelling, penmanship, science/health, history, and math) So, 7 X 40 = 280 minutes or 4-5 hours. Remember you're still going to have assignments or homework in addition to that.
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