The World of Rhythm (Experiencing the Tradition of Beat and Movement). Composed by Ruth Elaine Schram. For unison choir, piano (with optional 2-part). Choral Collection. General, Multicultural. Book and performance/accompaniment CD. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2578H).
Grades 2-6 - Follow the genesis of rhythm and musical styles from the 1800s to the present in this entertaining and educational journey! Classroom activities and instructions are included for you to help your students find new ways to express their own rhythms, including making rhythm instruments and using body percussion to create a rainstorm effect. Optional narrations, which include historical information on each type of rhythm, along with a theme song and reprise, provide performance options and allow its use as a complete program or revue. This marvelous resource also includes a mixed-media CD featuring the performance/accompaniment tracks as well as reproducible vocal parts.