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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

If you're discussing Jonathan Edwards, this lesson plan explores his famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Students will read the sermon, watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the purpose of the sermon
  • identify the sermon's themes
  • describe the wrath and sinner's responsibilities of repentance

Length

120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)

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