Chess with All the King’s Men - ONLINE Late Winter
Mar 09 - Apr 20 (Tuesday)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
From Mar 09, 2021 to Apr 20, 2021
Each Tuesday from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This activity is closed to further registration.
Grades 2nd-5th. Beginning Level: Students learn chess history, chess etiquette, the playing board, its chessmen, how the pieces move, value of the pieces, common opening moves, middle and endgame strategies, tactics, and how to checkmate their opponent. Instructors: All the King’s Men staff. 6 classes. No class 3/30.
Focus of each class
Class 1: Introduction; Review: Chess History; Chess Rules; Chess Etiquette; Piece Movement; Piece Value; Touch-Move Rule; Castling; Special Rule (En Passant); General Opening Moves; practice
Class 2: Good and Bad Opening Moves; Tactics (Forks, Pins, Skewers, Discovered Checks, Attacks, Diversion, Opposition); Practice
Class 3: Planning Strategies; Checkmate Positions; practice
Class 4: Helpful Endgame Concepts: Mating Patterns (KQB v K; KQN v K) Checkmating Patterns (K v KQ; K v KRR; K v KR); Practice
Class 5: Review: Question and Answers
Class 6: Online Chess Tournament
Chess is an International language. The BENEFITS derived from the KNOWLEDGE of chess increase one’s ability to meet, greet, mingle and communicate with people all over the world--even when one doesn’t speak a word of the other language! Chess has been shown to improve academic skills, assist in critical thinking, focusing and long- term planning, teach good sportsmanship, and enhance social skills and self-esteem.
Please note, this is a virtual/online class that can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. To fully participate, you will need access to the Internet during the class time, and a built in camera/microphone on your device or a webcam if you'd like to communicate directly with the instructor.
2nd Grade - 5th Grade
ON-LINE COURSE at Community Education & Recreation
All The King's Men Inc.
Ann Arbor Public School System