ERIC Number: ED229302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
How to Teach Chess in the Public Schools: A Course Outline.
Educational objectives and course outlines for beginning, intermediate, and advanced chess instruction in elementary and secondary schools are provided. Objectives are that students will develop analytical, synthetic, and decision-making skills, learn to engage in thorough chess research that will enhance their ability to do any research, and gain insights into the nature of competition. Each course outline is based on instruction 2 days a week for 18 weeks and is divided into 4 parts. At the beginning level students learn chess rules, the notation system, the stages of the chess game, and chess vocabulary. The intermediate level continues with chess rules and stages of the game and introduces approaches and strategies. The advanced class focuses on principles of chess, speed chess, Nimzovich's system of chess, and the Soviet school's interpretation of time, space, position, and force. Each outline lists materials and resources, suggested evaluation methods, and enrichment ideas and projects. The course can be offered as an elective as is especially effective in teaching remedial reading. (KC)
Descriptors: Competition, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elective Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Remedial Reading, Research Skills
Bernard Schmidt, 150313 Tivoli Court, Raleigh, NC 27604 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Supplements by Esco Yancey, United States Chess Federation expert.