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Beginning Chess for Everyone - Learn to Play on Your Own Time!

Jacqueline d'Estries
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(33)
In this 6-week course, everyone can learn how to play chess on their own time. Watch video lessons, practice playing on your own board, and complete challenges along the way.

Class experience

6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Pawns, En Passant & the Board
Watch a video lesson to get introduced to the chessboard, and how to refer to spaces, such as A5. Practice playing the game suggested, then try your hand at the interactive worksheet.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Bishops & Rooks
This week we'll learn about 2 types of pieces that move similarly, the bishops and the rooks. Practice playing the game suggested, then try your hand at the interactive worksheet.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The knight is a more complicated move, as you'll learn about in the video lesson. This week I introduce a variety of ways to play and practice using this piece, followed by an interactive worksheet.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
The Queen
The most valuable piece is practiced today, with a game for you to practice, as well as a fun challenge in our interactive worksheet.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The King, Castling & Check
We're almost there! This week is all about the the king, how to use him in the castling move, and how to get the king into check.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
CheckMATE, Swapping Pawns, & Beginning Strategy
This week will complete the sessions with a video lesson on checkmate, swapping pawns, and some beginning strategy. Have fun playing a real chess game, and completing this weeks interactive worksheet.
Week 1: Pawns, en passant, and the board
Week 2: Bishops and Rooks
Week 3: Knights
Week 4: The Queen (& more knight practice is usually needed)
Week 5: The King movement, castling, check
Week 6: CheckMATE, swapping pawns, and applying everything to real chess with all the pieces, beginning strategy
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Assessments are offered in the way of the interactive worksheets.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parental Guidance and involvement is strongly encouraged!
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(33)
Hi everyone!  I have a passion for learning and teaching that I can't wait to share with you!  I am a certified K-8 teacher with a degree from ASU and experience teaching and tutoring preschool-sixth grade. My specialties are math and reading... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $60 for all content
6 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 13 learners
Ages: 6-11

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