January 23, 2013

Scholar’s Mate for Beginners and Intermediates (two separate classes; 20 minutes for the Beginners and 35 minutes for Intermediates)

How to defend against Scholar’s Mate lesson plan from Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities (chapter 3). Modification for intermediates: Had to notate the moves, 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Qh5 Nc6 4. Qxf7#

Opening Principles for Advanced Players

Game Theory challenge from Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. Notation was required. While students are paired up for the game challenge, I tested on K and P vs. K then promote to R (or Q) and win, K and R vs. K, and K and Q vs. K for those who had not yet been tested.