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2013-2014 Classes: Living American history

Register here: http://register.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?org=1914&CourseId=42791

    America was once just an idea, but it was not until that idea was forged with courage, sweat, blood and innovation, that it became a nation. Understanding where we come from is essential for our future.

    Walter and Cordelia Knott, the founders of America’s first theme park, personified these principles. Despite failed crops on their farm, and a later great depression, they defied defeat, creating success through these core principles. Tough times led to innovations, such as their creation of the boysenberry, and Walter to creation themed attractions to keep the masses of hungry people waiting for pies happy. Soon, the attractions themselves began to draw more people, leading to the creation of an entire theme park.

    Walter felt his American Heritage acutely, and chose the Old West as his first theme, importing actual buildings from ghost towns to create a living history of actual historical artifacts, a method he repeated to represent additional eras of American History.

    We now are the recipients, choosing Knott’s park as our “textbook” from which to study American History. Starting with its Native Inhabitants, we will study American history in its complexity, exploring buildings, telling stories, and thrilling our senses on some of the most thrilling rides in the west!

Classes will be held throughout the park, including in lines for rides! Students must have their own admission to the park.

Classes will start on time. Once you register you will be given the instructor's cell phone number so please be sure to call if you are running late so we can tell you where to meet. Please make sure you send us cell phone numbers for students and parents upon registration. Parents may attend, but are not required to.

Schedule of Topics:

September 19: Native Americans – History, Culture and Religion

October 3: Exploration and Colonization: 1492 – 1762

October 17: Revolutionary War and a New Nation: 1763 - 1799

October 31: The New Nation Expands: The Antebellum Era, 1800 - 1850

November 14: Sectional Controversy, the Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850 - 1877

December 5: Pony Express and Western Expansion: 1847 - 1912

December 19: The Second Industrial Revolution, 1890 - 1912

January 16: The World at War: World War I

January 30: The Jazz Age & Roaring 20’s

February 13: The Great Depression & Roosevelt’s New Deal

February 27: The World at War, Again! World War II

March 13: The Rise of Two New World Powers: America’s Capitalism & Suburbia vs the Soviet’s Communism: 1945 - 1967

March 27: Civil Rights and the Counter-Culture: 1955 -1979

April 10: America Rises Again: Reagan, the Culture Wars, and the Defeat of Communism: 1980’s and Early 90’s

April 24: The Global Age & the Rise of the Internet: 1995 - Present

May 8: The American Future


Register here: http://register.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?org=1914&CourseId=42791

Discussion Forum

Reschedule this Thursday's Session?

Started by Shawn Oct 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Some of you have contacted me about postponing this Thrusday's class session due to Halloween. I am open to the idea, but need to hear from parents of all participants. Please take the survey at this…Continue

Oct 2 Session, Exploration & Colonization

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Shawn Oct 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi Class!Tomorrow we will be discussing the Clash of Worlds as Europe Discovered America.Topics include:Leif EricksonChristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus)Los Conquistadores (Conquest of the Aztecs,…Continue

TIME CHANGE and tomorrow's session

Started by Shawn Sep 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Pupils and Parent,The time is here! Tomorrow our American Journey begins. THE COURSE TIME IS  FROM 3:30PM-5:30PM starting tomorrow. Our topic is a powerful one, the first Americans, who we call…Continue

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Important Message from Knott's Teen Class Instructor:

Started by Windi Eklund. Last reply by Sandy Jacobs Sep 13, 2013. 3 Replies

Dear Knotts Berry Farm Teens Parents,This message contains very important information regarding the 2013-2014 Knotts Berry Farm Teens Course.Please read this message in its entirety.This year's…Continue

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Comment by Shawn on October 28, 2013 at 6:08pm

Some of you have contacted me about postponing this Thursday's class session due to Halloween. I am open to the idea, but need to hear from parents of all participants. Please take the survey at this link so I know your thoughts on the matter. Individual results will remain anonymous.



Shawn Bennion

Comment by Sandy Jacobs on October 28, 2013 at 4:10pm

Hi there,

I would like to offer up our paid class for Thursday, October 31st.  There is going to be a lot of traffic out and around Knotts due to it being Halloween and Knotts Scary farm being sold out.  We are going to stay close to home that day.  I hope everyone has a safe holiday.  :)

Comment by Heather Martinson on October 17, 2013 at 9:14am

Hello everyone!

Shawn's having Internet issues and asked me to post here.

Today you will be meeting Shawn at Independence Hall. This is in the parking lot area on the east side of Beach Blvd. It's just outside Soak City.

Have a great time!

Comment by Shawn on October 2, 2013 at 3:59pm

Hi Class!

Tomorrow we will be discussing the Clash of Worlds as Europe Discovered America.

Topics include:

Leif Erickson

Christobal Colon (Christopher Columbus)

Los Conquistadores (Conquest of the Aztecs, Incas)

Division of the New World (Spain, Portugal, France & the Pope)

The British Colonies

Differences of in the British Colonies

Tension between nation, races, and religions

We will meet at the Dragon Swing (Viking Boat). If you have any questions, call or text me at (909) 485-9375.

See you there!


Comment by Shawn on September 18, 2013 at 1:21pm
Pupils and Parent,
The time is here! Tomorrow our American Journey begins. 
THE COURSE TIME IS  FROM 3:30PM-5:30PM starting tomorrow, Sept 19th.
Our topic is a powerful one, the first Americans, who we call "Native Americans." They, however, call themselves Shawnees, Pawnees, Aztecs, Seminoles, Iroquis, Souix, etc. Those who were here already when Columbus (& Leif Erickson for that matter) came were as different and diverse as Swedes and Japanese, but still shared certain core aspects of living. Native Americans have a deep and powerful culture rooted in and very connected with nature. We will hear their legends, examine their symbols, watch them dance, and travel down steep and raging rivers (their highways) and complex buildings. In just two hours, you will learn to see the world with new eyes.
We will meet at the entrance of the Big Foot Rapids at 3:30. Be there 10 mins early so we can cover important announcements. We will finish at the roller coaster "Jaguar."
Also, please email or text your cell phone (if you have one) along with your name, your kids' names, and your name so I have your number in case of emergencies. You may contact me with any questions at (801) 419-7896 or (909) 485-9375.
See you there!
Comment by Windi Eklund on September 16, 2013 at 4:29pm
I was sent this from Lori Alarcon, she called Knott's asking about the passes:
I called Knott's to find out about the annual pass situation and the pass is good only from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st but if you buy the 2014 pass now, you get one free admission and then pay $10 to get into the park anytime before the pass takes effect on Jan. 1st.
Just wanted to let you know in case that is discouraging people from signing up.

Thank you for sharing!!
Comment by Heather Martinson on August 10, 2013 at 9:02am

Hi Belinda!

You can see the schedule and sign up here: http://register.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?org=1914&Co...

Comment by Belinda Ortiz on August 8, 2013 at 3:10pm
Hello Windi,
What is the link to look at and sign up for teen classes at Knotts? Thank you for the help.
Comment by Windi Eklund on July 25, 2013 at 8:50pm
I know it does seem crazy, here's a chat I found online about them:
Looks like they are only good for the calendar year: http://micechat.com/forums/knotts-berry-farm-cedar-fair-parks/17135...
Comment by Autumn Rujiraviyapinyo on July 25, 2013 at 4:48pm

Okay- so we would need two passes for the school year? (Gosh- I can't believe they aren't pro-rated with less than 6 months left in the year=/)


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