One of the additional "jobs" I do is teach music one morning a week at a local Christian school. I teach grades 4-5, grade 6, middle school and high school. Right now I'm doing a unit on rhythm with the middle school and high school students and I thought I would share a few of things we're doing. A couple of weeks ago we watched the movie, "Stomp Out Loud". If you haven't already seen it, it is well worth the time and investment. It not only shows rhythm through the use of common items, but it's a wonderful example of collaborative playing.
To spin off that idea, I am teaching the students this rhythm exercise: