Dennis Knapp is The Medieval Dude.
And, the Medieval Dude is the real deal - no history buffery here! With a master's degree in Military History from Norwich University and a bachelor's degree in History and Broadfield Social Studies from Cardinal Stritch University, Dennis Knapp provides a vast array of historical knowledge, using authentic historical artifacts and reproductions, along with a sense of humor and engaging style for history students
of all ages.
Dennis Knapp is cleared through LiveScan, and has over ten years of experience teaching, camp counseling and educating students from first grade to senior citizens. An educator at heart, he is currently completing a second master's degree in Curriculum Design from Ashford University.
An event with the Medieval Dude is fun with an educational purpose. All lessons meet California State Standards for History while connecting the reality and authenticity of medieval history in a fun, interactive and hands-on experience that won't soon be forgotten.
IN THE MEDIA
• Mission Viejo Patch: "The Medieval Dude brings the Middle Ages to life for Orange County Children"
• Mission Viejo Life: "Local dude melds passion, education and family into new business"
• Orange County Register: "Five questions with ... The Medieval Dude's Dennis Knapp"
"My middle-schoolers were completely engaged in The Medieval Dude's presentation! He made the time period come alive by providing artifacts students could explore, games they could play, and interesting stories of the period. His expertise was obvious...there wasn't a question he couldn't answer (and they had a lot!)."
Karen Prukop, Mission Basilica School, 7th Grade Teacher
"Thank you so much for sharing your love and passion of Medieval times with our children at our Kingdom Rock VBS program this summer! They loved each moment of it! I am sure they went home to tell their families something that they learned. I really liked how you talked about the importance of God in the lives of the people. I am sure it really impressed the kids, too."
Cindy Hurley, VBS Director, St. Killian's Catholic Church
"Thank you for a wonderful presentation! The kids are still talking about it! This is a video thank you "card" the students made for you."
Katie Vance, Jenni Guitron, and the Medieval Adventures class, New Vista School
"Dennis!!!! I wanted to THANK YOU for the BEST birthday party EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knight Jack was the happiest lil boy on the block! You went to extra lengths to make HIM feel special and important and were so patient with our other much younger guests!! Thank You for giving us this special and unforgettable day."
Eva Platts, mother and party host