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Andrew O'Sullivan

The Pawn - Chess for Beginners 1

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Math, Character Building

Student Instructions

For this lesson we are learning about the pawn. Watch the videos attached. The first video, The Pawn (https://youtu.be/8uBWPoTtYxU), will teach us how the pawn moves and captures. The second video, The Pawn Game (https://youtu.be/VdyWuW9HaDE), is a fun mini-game to play with a friend, parent or guardian. It will help us to become familiar with how the pawn moves and captures. Watch the videos and try teach someone at home about the pawn. Click here to play the pawn game online against a computer. Look at the instructions to learn how to change level and side. https://chessplus.net/interactive-games/the-pawns-game/ If you are using a computer or laptop, follow the link below to learn more about the pawn. The activity below may not work on a tablet or phone. https://lichess.org/learn#/6/1

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

For more information with regards to teaching chess, visit ficheall.ie Ficheall is the network of primary school teachers in Ireland who promote the playing of chess in schools for the social and cognitive benefits it has for students. Ficheall provide support for teachers to teach children how to play chess, encourage every primary school in Ireland to promote chess and organise fun and inclusive chess tournaments between local schools.