Cool Chess! Beginner 1 Lesson 3--The Rules of Castling
The students will learn the rules of castling their King on the King side of the board and the Queen side of the board. #builder #superstar
year old learners
learners per class
60 minute class
US Grade 2 - 5
The students will learn that castling is a very special move that protects the King. It is the only time that two pieces, the King and the Rook, can move at the same time and yet call it one move. The students will learn that it is the only time when the King can move two spaces. They will learn that they have to touch the King first, and then the Rook, according to the United States Chess Federation rules. The students will learn the four special rules of castling, along with how to make the...
The students will learn the importance of castling their King for protection and how it makes their games stronger. They will learn that when playing chess against an opponent or a computer, that they will have to touch the King first.
Students will receive chess puzzle homework sheets in a PDF format to be printed out. The chess puzzle homework sheets will be discussed in class to make sure all students understand what to do.
2 files available upon enrollmentStudents should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
A learner is assessed by understanding the answers on each chess puzzle assignment and knowing how to checkmate to win their games. When a student practices chess at home, with others, or on-line, their skills will increase--this will reflect in their knowledge of the game.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using the lichess.org website for students to play chess games on-line. The students will be copying the game link and pasting it in the Zoom Chat Box for other students to click on and access the game. Usernames and passwords to lichess.org will not be used for this class.
ChessKid.com is an additional resource that can help the student to improve their chess skills. This website provides Chess Puzzles, practice against chess bots, and informative videos which are made by Grand Masters.
Meet the teacher
I am a retired public school teacher of 26 years and currently am a Supervisor of Academic Programming for the Central New York Chess organization on Outschool...