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Andrew O'Sullivan

The Knight - Chess for Beginners 3

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

Student Instructions

For this lesson we are learning about the Knight. Watch the videos attached and play close attention because the Knight moves very differently than the other chess pieces. The first video, The Knight (https://youtu.be/I_wXNlrAmeM), will teach us how the Knight 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 Knight moves and captures. Radioactive Horse Poo - https://youtu.be/BMZEWDTelFY Stuck in the Mud Pawns - https://youtu.be/JF0sV8yTzgA The Dark Knight Game - https://youtu.be/tOnIp9b0HgQ Bull Dog - https://youtu.be/fQ81LkU0hZI Watch the videos and try teach someone at home all about the Knight. Practise with one mini-game first and move on to the others when you are feeling more confident. Click here to play the Disco Duel online against a computer. Look at the multimedia to instructions to learn how to change level and side. https://chessplus.net/interactive-games/disco-duel/ If you are using a computer or laptop, follow the link below to learn more about the Knight. The activity below may not work on a tablet or phone. https://lichess.org/learn#/5

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.