A chess set for everyone
This is an A4 sheet with board and pieces. You can print it out, stick it to some cardboard, then cut out the board and set (disc pieces). It could be a good project for an art class or similar. Some of you may think this is "too cheap" but I (ko) have tried it out on students here in France (the primary school kids loved it, while some 12-13 year olds, considered "difficult" were less overtly impressed, but I saw some of them using it).
Cummins - 0-1200 A Coaching Manual
This is the work of a teacher in the West of Ireland, Ron Cummins. It has been used successfully in clubs and schools around Galway. It contains many useful ideas. It was first published in 2009.
Kulac - Teacher's Guide - Year 1
207pp - 2.20mb
This is a rough draft English translation of the book by Dr Olgun Kulaç that is used by more than 49.000 teachers in Turkish schools. It is the cornerstone of a series which includes several class books.
It is freely available for use thanks to the Turkish Chess Federation, their main sponsor, Türkiye İş Bankası and the author, Dr Olgun Kulaç.
Kulac - Class Book Year 1
174pp - 15.0mb pdf
This is the Turkish language version. It is currently being translated into English.
This is the class book used by the first year students (age 6-7).
Kulac - Class Book Year 2
159pp - 9.21mb pdf
This is the Turkish language version. An English translation will follow when the translation of Class Book Year 1 has been completed. We are also awaiting the Teacher's Guide for Year 2.
This is the class book used by the first year students (age 7-8).
Kulac - Learning & Teaching Methods (Dr Olgun Kulac)
Contents: (14pp - 141kb pdf) p1 Learning, p3 Teaching Methods, p3 presentation method, p5 discovery (exploring) method, p6 demonstration-execution method, p8 question and answer method, p9 Chess Lesson Schedule, p11 Daily Lesson Plan, p12 Components which increase success.