Developing an Age Appropriate Rhythm Sequence for the Fifth and Sixth Grades

July 1, 1997 / By: Molly Aalfs

The focus of this study was to create an age appropriate rhythm sequence to be used in the fifth and sixth grades. The need for resources for this age group has driven my project. This study seeks to establish three areas for rhythmic learning. First, the types of testing that facilitate the gathering of necessary data from students will be explored. Second, this study seeks to advance the pace of curriculum delivery by introducing the eighth note as the steady beat or pulse. Third, the influence of using movement and word association/mnemonics to teach rhythm is reviewed.