CHESS AS CURRICULUMIt is designed for the sole aim of using the game of chess to challenge and promote mental alertness, and elicit the highest level of achievement in the child’s education.
WHAT 'CHESS AS CURRICULUM' AIMS TO ACHIEVE
- To instill self confidence in the child especially where mathematical problem solving are involved.
- To encourage the child to be involved in deep thought, study and research.
- To introduce the child into being a willing problem solver.
- To make new topics/concepts more intelligible to the child at a very tender age
WHO BENEFITS AND HOW IS THE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED
The program will run from 1st Grade – 3rd Grade. It is academic chess and as such it is incorporated as part of the school’s curriculum (it can be compulsory or an elective, to have a very effective program). An instructor will be needed to implement the program at your school.
It is important to note that our organization does not run after-school chess programs unless it is geared towards forming a school chess club or building a school chess team.
MODE OF OPERATION
The program is run as part of the school’s curriculum with each class having instruction twice a week. The school is expected to furnish us with convenient days. Each class will have 2 periods of chess lessons per week.
All required instructional materials for the program will be provided by Livingston Scholastic Chess Tournaments as the cost for these materials has been included in the bill. The school will only be required to provide playing tables, chairs and a chess hall/room when the time calls for it. We have introduced workbooks and multi-media aided classes as we hope to make our classes as interesting and exciting as possible.
CHESS AS CURRICULUM IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS
Competition fosters interest, promotes mental alertness, challenges all students, and is a platform for mastery and professionalism. To this end, we intend to hold a closed tournament for the school at least once a year. Though, this comes after a year of instruction as it is hoped that, by then an appreciable number of pupils will be able to play the game to allow for adequate competition. All tournaments will be rated by the US Chess Federation.The pupils under our tutelage always make a very remarkable impression in any championship they are entered for. We want to make sure the tradition is maintained and probably bettered.