Few materials exist to help the classroom teacher who has never played chess or knows only some chess.
This manual was designed to address this deficiency.
It is written in a manner that allows the teacher to see how to present the material in his or her classroom.
This manual will lead a group of beginning students from the rudiments of chess rules to the ability of playing a full game in a competent manner.
The series Teaching Chess, Step by Step consists of 3 volumes:
1. Teacher’s Manual
Together they give you the most thorough and complete curriculum for teaching chess.
From the foreword by Garry Kasparov:
These series of books is the fruit of the combined experience of writers and an editor from the fiels of education and chess. I believe that by exposing the children to the game of chess through the system offered in this manual, we create a wonderful opportunity for providing new stimuli to children studying the program.
This will help them develop positive thinking, support their essential studies, and train them in desired patterns of behaviour for a constructive society.
Igor Khmelnitsky is an International Master and author of the best-selling books Chess Exam and Training Guide and Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics.
Michael Khodarkovsky is an experienced chess instructor and executive director of the Kasparov Chess Foundation.
Michael Zadorozny is an experienced chess instructor and author of the best-selling book Learning to Checkmate.