If I were teaching a one hour knot tying class this is the order I would teach them:
around stakes when stake placement is used for tension,
around trekking poles or other uprights,
around stones in tarp in lieu of grommet/tie outs.
Taut-line: Adjustable knot used to keep tension on tarp/tent tie outs.
Figure 8 knot:
Make a loop on the end of a line when it does not need to be untied,
make a loop when there will be tension on both sides of the knot,
double figure 8 is a climbing knot.
Lanyard Hitch: Used with a figure 8 knot to attach lines to tarp/tent.
Mooring Hitch: Used to anchor tarp guy lines or hang bear bags.
Around the corner of a tarp/sheet of plastic and a tie out,
join a thick cord to a thin cord.
Tarp ridge line to tension the tarp along the ridge line,
tent line to make the vestibule taut,
also a climbing ascending knot.
Water Knot: Used to join cords/webbing of equal size that will not come untied.
Bowline: Make a loop when you want to untie easily.
Used often for first-aid,
join ropes of equal size that is easy to untie.
Truckers’s hitch: Tensioning tie down with mechanical advantage.
Alpine Butterfly: Makes a loop in rope that can be untied easy.