Students will take active roles in learning the game of chess and improving their skills, ability, and knowledge of the game. Students will read and/or listen to the course material, complete practice drills for each module, complete and submit the assessments, and submit properly recorded (notated) games that they played.
Students will learn the basics of the game in addition to proper notation and tactics. They will apply this knowledge to rated games within the school chess club or non-rated games on free on-line sites.
School or club
policy regarding due dates, late work, and close out dates will be strictly
enforced. THIS INCLUDES PENALTIES FOR LATE WORK. All course assignments will be
graded within two school days of their due date. Late assignments will be
graded no later than one week following the date the student submits the work
There is no textbook for this class. Handouts, notation sheets, pamphlets or booklets will be provided by the instructor.
The course consists of nine modules or units. Each module contains lessons (light green background), drills (black background), create your own challenges (beige background) and tests (purple background). In addition, there are supplemental practice exercises available as downloadable Word documents.