While teaching through the great awakening periods with my US History summer school class, I thought it would be fun to ask students not only to read sermons from the 5 different Great Awakening periods, but to write their own sermon using the values of those authors. Students had to address the problems of our society today but using the voice and sensibilities of these former great preachers and community leaders.
I found sermons from the First, Second and Third Great Awakenings as well as sermons from the Evangelical movement, which some would also call the 4th Great Awakening. The Evangelicals themselves, however, would not really recognize that connection, so I have itemized these sermons slightly differently under Evangelical Movement instead.
I also included sermons from the period between the 3rd Awakening and the Evangelical movement--a time when sermons on the social gospel were preached.
As always with my US History material, I have included resources in Spanish for students still learning English.
For more on how I used this lesson in my class, check out my teaching blog: http://playlot.blogspot.com/