History of Amusement Parks

  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Course #0000900E

History of Amusement Parks will appeal to both history buffs and roller coaster enthusiasts alike.

Through a historical perspective, we will explore the origins of amusement parks, the evolution of theme parks, and the impacts of both on popular culture, the American family, engineering, and even the dreams of a utopian society. From the boardwalks of Coney Island on the East Coast to the development of the first Amusement Park in the Midwest and the eventual rise of Disneyland in California, this course promises students will see these iconic establishments from a brand-new perspective.

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