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Tim Lee

Tim Lee has been working with children, youth, and young adults for over 20 years. He is the author of one book, The Boy who Loved Butterflies but Hated Caterpillars (click here for more info) and the former editor of youth and teen resources at Urban Ministries, Inc (UMI) in Calumet City, IL.

 

A proud graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Tim Lee is also the founder and senior facilitator of Next Level Enrichment (click here for more info). 

His favorite Bible verse is  "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper" (Psalm 1:3).

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Dear Teacher,

Thank you for using the Tim Lee & Friends videos in your lessons. I hope they provide supplemental support for your objectives and a bit of entertainment for your students. I am still developing the format of this site, which will serve as a Teacher's Aide. I am excited to hear any suggestions you may have to make this resource one that you can use with more ease and with more frequency. Please send all suggestions, questions and comments to timleeandfriends@gmail.com. 

 

Thank you for your partnership!

Tim Lee 

Below, you will find the components of the curriculum. Hope it helps! 

curriculum components

Summary and Lessons

This section will summarize the video and provide a few  morals/ lessons of the story.  

Lesson and Bible Correlate

This section will provide a correlation to the lesson/moral to a scripture in the Bible.

Discussion Question

This section provides five questions for students to contemplate  and discuss. 

Activity Suggestions

This section will provide at least three activity suggestions. If applicable, songs will be linked.

the story of the Bully and the golden rule

SUMMARY

A boy is made fun of because he wears glasses. When the bully learns that he has to get glasses he thinks he will be made fun of. 

 

LESSONS/ MORALS

Some of the lessons the story teach include: treat others the way you want to be treated; and kindness goes a long way. 

bible/lesson correlate

The story teaches an age old lesson: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Even though Brandon the Bully treated Nathaniel the way bullies treat people, Nathaniel did not return the poor treatment. He made Brandon feel comfortable with his glasses and even befriended him in such a way the friendship lasted a lifetime. Nathaniel lived the words of the Bible. This had an impact on Brandon, who learned what The Golden Rule was and stopped being a bully.

 

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."  Matthew 7:12, KJV

discussion questions

1. Why did Brandon make fun of Nathaniel?

2. What kind of doctor did Brandon visit? What did he learn about himself from the doctor's office?

3. How did Nathaniel treat Brandon when Brandon had glasses?

4. Have you ever been made fun of? If so, why? How did that make you feel?

5. Have you ever made fun of people? If so, why? How did that make you feel?

6. What is the Golden Rule?

activity suggestions

1. Write the Golden Rule on a piece of paper and draw a picture to accompany it. 

2. Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper. On one side, make a list of ways you want to be treated. On the other side, make a list of ways you will treat other people.

3. If you have ever been a bully to someone, say a prayer asking for forgiveness. Tell GOD what you will do to change. 

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Tim Lee will speak to your class! Send a message to request a day where he will guest teach! Your class can also be featured in one of the stories! Send an email to learn more! 

the story of the kitchen explosion

SUMMARY

Brother and sister duo, Johnny and Sarah want to play with their dad. Because he is too busy, he sends the to play and cook for and by themselves. He never knew the disaster that awaited that decision. 

 

LESSONS/ MORALS

Some of the lessons the story teach include: don't use the stove if you haven't been taught, the beauty of sacrifice, as Christians we have access to the all (resurrection) power of GOD.

bible/lesson correlate

The story eavesdrops on a conversation between a brother and sister about the existence of the Easter Bunny. When Johnny and Sarah are given permission to cook by their negligent father, Johnny sacrifices himself to save his sister. Johnny's selfless deed which reflects the sacrifice of Christ is rewarded with resurrection power. Johnny and his family experience new life, both a gift and a promise of GOD.

 

"For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16, KJV

discussion questions

1. What did Johnny and Sarah see when they were playing outside?

2. What did Johnny and Sarah cook for themselves? Why did they cook by themselves?

3. What happened while they were cooking?

4. What idea did Sarah have after she saw Johnny on the ground? What idea did Johnny's father have?

5. What is the meaning of Easter? Why does the Christian Church celebrate it?

6. What lessons do you think Johnny's family learned from the events in the story?

activity suggestions

1. Look up the word resurrection in the dictionary. How does that definition help you understand the story of the day? How does it help you understand Easter?

2. There is nothing too big or too hard for GOD. Make a list of prayers you want GOD to answer. Use this list to pray every night. Remember, you have access to the Resurrection Power of GOD when you pray. Have faith.

3. Draw a picture or write a poem about new life and Spring. Ask your parents to help you send it to timleeandfriends@gmail.com so we can share it!

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This work is a labor of love. Support these efforts by subscribing to the YouTube channel or by donating to Next Level Enrichment, the educational platform Tim Lee uses to teach self-confidence through the performing arts. 

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Tim Lee will speak to your class! Send a message to request a day where he will guest teach! Your class can also be featured in one of the stories! Send an email to learn more! 

the story of the little red hen

SUMMARY

A folk tale first published in 1874, The Little Red Hen is about a hen that discovers some wheat seeds, plants them, and makes bread out of the wheat. After soliciting help from her friends who constantly refuse her, she does it alone.

 

LESSONS/ MORALS

Some of the lessons the story teach include: self-determination, the importance of the process, and if you want to enjoy the reward, you've got to work hard. 

bible/lesson correlate

The story teaches a lesson of working hard to get a reward verses waiting for a hand-out or for GOD to answer a prayer as a genie grants a wish. The element of sacrifice and working for something is embedded in the story. The Bible Lesson, "Thy Father, which seeth in secret will reward thee openly" (Matthew 6:18 , NIV) displays the fact that GOD will reward the work we do for Him the same way the Hen wanted to reward her friends, had they helped her. 

discussion questions

1. What did the little red hen decide to do after she found the seeds?

2. Did she want to do it alone? How do you know?

3. Why do you think her friends didn't want to help her?

4. When did her friends want to help her?

5. Do you think the little red hen did the right thing by not allowing her friends to eat the delicious bread with her? Why or why not?

6. What do you think the lesson of the story is?

activity suggestions

1. Encourage your students to plant a fruit seed to learn the process of growth. 

2. Have students imagine what would have happened in the story if the little red hen's friends would have helped her. Get a few volunteers to act out the changes.  

3. Have students think about their prayer request for Lent and what they will give up and /or give to show GOD how serious they are. 

 

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This work is a labor of love. Support these efforts by subscribing to the YouTube channel or by donating to Next Level Enrichment, the educational platform Tim Lee uses to teach self-confidence through the performing arts. 

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Tim Lee will speak to your class! Send a message to request a day where he will guest teach! Your class can also be featured in one of the stories! Send an email to learn more! 

the story of the wolf in sheep's clothing

SUMMARY

A very hungry wolf devises a plan to invade an enchanted village of sheep by disguising himself as one.

 

LESSONS/ MORALS

Some of the lessons the story teach include: don't talk to strangers, things aren't always as they appear, there is power in unity.

bible/lesson correlate

The story teaches a lesson of how easily we can be fooled by outward appearances. But just because something looks and quacks like a duck, doesn't mean it's a duck. The sheep from the enchanted village learned that lesson the hard way. But they also learned the value of working together to overcome the deception. In a similar way, as we trust GOD to lead and guide us, we will be able to see beyond our physical senses to the inner parts of men and women; for it is in the inside where the truth resides.

 

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15, KJV

discussion questions

1. How did the wolf learn where the enchanted village of sheep was located?

2. How did the wolf get in the village?

3. Name a few things the wolf did differently from the sheep when he was disguised as a sheep?

4. What did the sheep do after they learned the truth about the wolf?

5. What lesson did the sheep learn?

activity suggestions

1. Look up the word ravening in the dictionary. How does that definition help you understand the scripture of the day?

2. Using a paper plate or a piece of paper, make a mask of an animal you like. Will your family be fooled by the mask (outward appearance) or will they know who you really are (inwardly)? 

 

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This work is a labor of love. Support these efforts by subscribing to the YouTube channel or by donating to Next Level Enrichment, the educational platform Tim Lee uses to teach self-confidence through the performing arts. 

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Tim Lee will speak to your class! Send a message to request a day where he will guest teach! Your class can also be featured in one of the stories! Send an email to learn more! 

the story of the Children of the Sun

SUMMARY

Some very greedy people decided to block the light from the sun. The townspeople combat the idea and execute a plan to reverse their evil plan.

 

LESSONS/ MORALS

Some of the lessons the story teach include: to be indiscriminate in showing love to everyone, to respect/appreciate the balance of GOD's creation.

bible/lesson correlate

The story teaches a lesson of how quickly we are to be exclusive in our prayers for just the people we like or just the people we love. In the end, the townspeople only wanted the sun to shine shine on them, and prayed that the sun would not shine on the enemies of the sun-- the greedy people who wanted to block out the sun's light and make everyone pay for artificial light. But the sun did not limit it's reach. It continued to shine on the just and the unjust-- just like GOD's love is available to all.

 

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." Matthew 5:44-45, NIV

discussion questions

1. Why is the sun so important in the story?

2. What did the greedy people want to do to the sun? Why?

3. Were they successful?

4. How did the townspeople respond to the greedy people's plan?

5. Do you think it is possible to block out the light of the sun in real life? What would happen to us if it happened? How would you respond? 

6. Do you think it was right for the townspeople to pray that the sun would only shine on them? Expain.

activity suggestions

1. Write a prayer thanking God for creating the sun. Include all the things the sun does for us.

2. Use the internet to research how sunlight benefits the earth and the life on it. 

3. Have you heard the song the townspeople sang about the sun? Use YouTube to search for the song, Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mr. Golden Sun. 

4. Say a prayer asking GOD to help you love people and creation without bias.

 

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This work is a labor of love. Support these efforts by subscribing to the YouTube channel or by donating to Next Level Enrichment, the educational platform Tim Lee uses to teach self-confidence through the performing arts. 

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Tim Lee will speak to your class! Send a message to request a day where he will guest teach! Your class can also be featured in one of the stories! Send an email to learn more! 

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