A chess teacher must first make sure they have enough chess sets. A demonstration board (“demo board”) is also recommended. Check our the Chess Resources page for more info on this.
Learning the Basics Through Mini-Games
Below are some lesson plans and video tutorials created by Liam Murray and Brendan Buckley. The lesson plans and videos are not exactly in sync but are mapped here according to the piece for your convenience. Its up to you which approach to use: one, both or mix and match as you see fit. Before teaching a particular piece/topic it is useful to look at both. The lesson plans are short and concise with diagrams included and the videos are no more than two minutes in length each.
|Piece/ Topic||Primary Chess Workshop
|Chess Mini-Game Slides|
|Pawn||Lesson 1 – The Pawn Game||Pawn Wars|
|Rook||Lesson 2 – Rook Challenge|
|Knight||Cat & Mouse Knights|
|Bishop||Lesson 5 – Bishops Rule|
|Queen||Lesson 6 – Team v’s Queen||Killer Queen|
|King||Lesson 7 – The King||King & Pawn Wars|
|All Pieces||Lesson 8 – Early Chess||Total Wipeout|
|Check and Checkmate Slides|
|Check||Lesson 9 – CPR||Bishop Battle|
|Checkmate||Lesson 10 – Checkmate with puzzles|