Jump Roping to the Rhythm
Students in Mrs. Flook's elementary general music classes read a brief article about the history of the jump rope. Students were surprised to learn that jumping rope has been around for thousands of years and was originally an activity enjoyed only by boys. Eventually as the girls' dresses became less cumbersome and girls were allowed more time to play, they took over the jump rope and made it into an art form by creating chants or rhymes to help them keep the beat, stepped outside to learn about rhythm in a new and exciting way. Students were able to get outside and practice some simple jumping using the chants, as well as, some jump rope stunts that they had learned about.
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