Students will take active roles in learning the game of chess and improving their skills, ability, and knowledge of the game. Students will read the course material, complete practice drills for each module, complete and submit all assessments and submit properly recorded (notated) games that they played. Course content includes: rules, strategy, tactics and algebraic notation (the 'language' of chess).
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Chandra Garcia uses continent-shaped puzzle pieces to teach her students about continental drift. Working in small groups and using fossil evidence, students must work cooperatively and find consensus among themselves to build their arguments.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!
Andrea Kowalchik has her students move around the room in pairs while solving proportion problems that are tacked to the walls. This lesson is easy to prepare, fun for students, and gets them working quickly while being active all at the same time.
At the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, this engineering professor and her team demonstrate that science or engineering lessons can be found in almost anything -- and a sense of play can make those lessons accessible and incite young minds.