Chess Basics for the Novice - EDU 534CQ
1.0 Semester Unit
Register for this course now through June 30, 2013!
This course is designed to help you learn the basics of chess, including rules, notation, special moves, tactics, and strategy. While it is designed for non-players, it will foster a deeper understanding of the game for experienced players as well. In this basic course, you will learn the rules, practice, reflect, and improve your skill. To successfully complete this course you will be required to play chess in a variety of ways: person-to-person and online against others and against computer programs.
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Other courses in this series:
After completing this course you will:
- Chess for Educators - EDU 534CR
- Chess in the Curriculum - EDU 534CS
- Integrating Chess in the Curriculum - EDU 534CT
- Be able to play chess.
- Have a clear understanding of the rules of chess.
- Have a fundamental understanding of chess tactics and strategy.
- Have reflected on your development as a chess player.
Number of Units: 1
Course Format: Independent Study Self-Paced
Required Course Materials: U.S. Chess Federation's Standard Chess Set and the book, Chess for Children, by Murray Chandler and Helen Milligan (Gambit Publications, 2004), which must be purchased on your own and are available at major game and/or book outlets; or at Amazon.com.
Hardware Requirements: Access to the Internet is needed to complete this course.
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Chess Basics for the Novice - EDU 534CQ
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Series: Chess for Educators Series
Register for courses in this series now through June 30, 2013!
The Chess for Educators Series is designed to encourage K-12 educators of all chess ability levels, from beginner to expert, to use the game of chess to promote student learning and improve academic success. The series begins with the basics of chess (rules, notation, special moves, tactics, and strategy), moves to examining the educational impact of chess and learning how to integrate chess into the K-12 curriculum, and culminates with opportunities to implement chess in your classroom and/or school.
The four courses in this series include:
Chess Basics for the Novice - EDU 534CQ (1 unit)
Chess for Educators - EDU 534CR (2 units)
Chess in the Curriculum - EDU 534CS (2 units)
Integrating Chess in the Curriculum - EDU 534CT (1 unit)
- Learn how to introduce chess into your classroom.
- Energize your classroom and improve student performance on standards and tests with the game of kings and queens.
- Just like in the movies the Knights of the South Bronx and Searching for Bobby Fischer, the game of chess speaks to students of today.
- Chess has the power to reach all students:
Boys and Girls
In this series you will:
- Chess has the power to improve student learning in the areas of math, English and language arts, social science, ESL/ELL, foreign language (including ASL), special and physical education.
See each course website page for required texts. Each course requires access to the Internet.
- Learn to play chess and have a clear understanding of the rules of chess
- Develop a fundamental understanding of chess tactics and strategy
- Examine the educational impact of chess
- Examine resources for using chess as an educational tool
- Explore a multitude of ways in which chess can be used in the curriculum
- Examine chess-based curriculum, lesson plans, and related state standards
- Learn how to integrate chess into the K-12 curriculum to increase student learning
- Introduce chess into your classroom
For Independent Study classes, withdrawal and transfer requests must be in writing and received
within 4 days of registration. A $25 per course processing fee will be charged for tuition refunds.
Refunds and/or transfer requests will not be processed for any reason after this 4 day period.