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Andrew O'Sullivan

The King - Chess for Beginners 6

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

Student Instructions

For this lesson we are learning about the King. Watch the videos attached. The first video, The King (https://youtu.be/tBhCiU-ll4o), will teach us how the King moves and captures. The following videos are fun mini-game to play with a friend, parent or guardian. They will help us to become familiar with how the King moves and captures. The Hungry King - https://youtu.be/2Yrvf51AL7Y King’s Escort - https://youtu.be/ucSbd6qf9as Indoor Football - https://youtu.be/434WbP574Wc Game of Thrones - https://youtu.be/UHi1Vd6V7io Try playing the following games when you are confident playing with the King. THESE GAMES ARE NOT REAL CHESS. Early Chess - https://youtu.be/-kMbV3CdThc Loser Chess - https://youtu.be/FmSOGy40WtU Watch the videos and try teach someone at home all about the King. Practise with one mini-game at first and move on to the others when you are feeling more confident. Practise playing with the King online against a computer using the games below. Look at the multimedia to instructions to learn how to change level and side. The Pawn Game with a King - https://chessplus.net/interactive-games/pawns-game-with-king/ Loser Chess - https://chessplus.net/interactive-games/losers-chess/ If you are using a computer or laptop, follow the link below to learn more about the King. The activity below may not work on a tablet or phone. https://lichess.org/learn#/4

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.