Gifted-education teacher challenges students with chess

03/30/2010 | Mount Airy News (N.C.), The

North Carolina gifted-education teacher Melissa Sanders formed a chess club to help challenge her elementary-school students and is incorporating elements of the game into lessons in math, language arts, social studies and 21st-century skills. "Chess forces the students to face immediate consequences in response to their actions. They learn to strategically plan their moves in a way that will protect themselves but also will enable them to win or succeed in the game," Sanders says.

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