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Andrew O'Sullivan

The Rook - Chess for Beginners 2

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

Student Instructions

For this lesson we are learning about the rook. Watch the videos attached. The first video, The Rook (https://youtu.be/xxffsSQwYcA), will teach us how the rook moves and captures. The second video, The Rook Challenge (https://youtu.be/TUfXBnBfWSE), is a fun mini-game to play with a friend, parent or guardian. It will help us to become familiar with how the rook moves and captures. Another fun mini-game to play with the rook is called, Rook versus 5 pawns. (https://youtu.be/JlVOzsoqqHk) Watch the videos and try teach someone at home all about the rook Click here to play the Rook versus 5 pawns online against a computer. Look at the instructions to learn how to change level and side. https://chessplus.net/interactive-games/rook-versus-5-pawns/ If you are using a computer or laptop, follow the link below to learn more about the rook. The activity below may not work on a tablet or phone. https://lichess.org/learn#/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.