Teaching with Chess

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
Formats Included
  • Streaming Video(cannot be downloaded)
  • Supporting Document
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Teaching with Chess is one of the most unique ways to teach feudalism in medieval Europe. Combined with the fun of learning one of the oldest, most played games in the world, students will learn about how the history influenced the game and be able to relate the material in a fun feudalism simulation.

The video is available for you, the teacher, to watch until you feel confident teaching the unit on your own but it was also created with students in mind and is absolutely student friendly. The video is just under 15 minutes long which will fit into any class period.

The streaming video covers each chess piece. The chess pieces are the same as the traditional pyramid social hierarchy most classes have their students create and study. Chess is just a different way of presenting that information. The video covers historical people from the middle ages and explains social expectations.


What’s Included:

  • Teaching with Chess streaming video (mp4 format)
  • Chess pieces’ blank notes for student use
  • How the pieces move student instructions
  • How to setup the chessboard
  • Sample lesson plan
  • Student summary


This lesson is based on the idea that you will allow students to play the game of chess. Game instructions are included for students who have never played as well as a summary for students to complete.

I recommend that you purchase enough chess sets so students can play the game in pairs – meaning only two students per board. Students will learn the most if they are actually able to manipulate the pieces and experience the game play. Inexpensive chess sets can be purchased in many stores and online.


Need help setting up the chessboard? Check out my quick video .

I also have a quick video about the Movements of the Chess Pieces .

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