Lesson 1: The First Great Awakening

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High schoolers examine the First Great Awakening and how it affected religious belief in colonial America. They read and analyze primary source documents, explore various websites, and write a five-paragraph essay examining the beliefs of the preacher, Jonathan Edwards.

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