Learning History Through Pinball Part One

President Lincoln playing Bagatelle
Instructor: 
Eric J. Kos
Class Size: 
50
Curriculum Topic (s): 

Dates: Thursdays, beginning Aug. 27, 2015
 
Times: 6:30-9:30pm
 
Course Description: In four parts, over the course of a year, students will learn history through pinball art. Students will be presented with history in pinball art through a two-part slide presentation, a tour of the pinball museum, and will present information on a research project of their choice to the rest of the class. Part one will introduce students to pinball history through a brief tour of the history room and present part one of a slide show on history in pinball art.
 
Instructor: Historian, author and artist Eric J. Kos has studied history extensively and written five books on Bay Area history. Through his association with the Pacific Pinball Museum, Kos has developed a strong knowledge of pinball history and its threads into American History.
 
Topics:
How history is presented in pinball art
World War II propaganda machines
Pinball themes chronologically through history
Pinball's intersection with pop culture
The concept of time itself