Ch 33: Principles of Rhythmic Activities

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of the principles of rhythmic activities by working through these lessons on the types of rhythmic activities, development of rhythmic activities, and different ways to adjust rhythmic activities to meet the needs of the individual student.

Principles of Rhythmic Activities - Chapter Summary

In this series of lessons, our professional instructors help you review the different types of rhythmic activities, how they were developed and the fitness related benefits of them. After these lessons you should have a better understanding of:

  • Factors that influence the development of rhythmic movement
  • Locomotor skills
  • Categories of dance and other rhythmic activities based upon historical, global and cultural origins
  • How to promote the participation of students in dance movements and other rhythmic activities
  • Ways to modify rhythmic activities

Take advantage of these lessons and any down time you may have by accessing these lessons on your mobile device when you don't have access to a computer. Before you move on to the next lesson, take the lesson quizzes to discover topics you don't understand. If you have any questions, instructors are here to help.

6 Lessons in Chapter 33: Principles of Rhythmic Activities
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Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

1. Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

If you are trying to incorporate more rhythmic movement activities into your PE instruction, you may be interested in what influences development of this movement in students. This lesson discusses some of the factors.

What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

2. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.

Historical & Cultural Dance Styles Around the World

3. Historical & Cultural Dance Styles Around the World

Dance is a form of art, a language, and an evolving cultural expression. Learn about how dances have evolved in different cultures throughout history. Explore the way anthropologists investigate the meanings of dance in traditional cultures.

Promoting Dance at All Developmental Levels

4. Promoting Dance at All Developmental Levels

Dance is perhaps the most fundamental of all the arts, reaching back to prehistoric times. Providing movement activities at all developmental levels has valuable potential to engage students and promote confidence.

Categories of Rhythmic Activities

5. Categories of Rhythmic Activities

Rhythmic activities are physical movements combined with beats, song, or other music. Read this lesson to learn more about the history of rhythmic activities, current activities, and how to positively promote the use of rhythmic activities.

Modifying Rhythmic Activities by Developmental Level

6. Modifying Rhythmic Activities by Developmental Level

As PE teachers, it is important for us to keep in mind the various levels and capacities of our students. This lesson discusses what you can do to modify rhythmic activities by students' developmental levels.

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