Activity

3-5 Allied Health Board Game

Grades K-5
Subjects: Literacy, Personal Wellness, Social Studies

Overview

This board game will allow students to explore more about the different career pathways within the Allied Health field.

What You’ll Need

Instructions

  1. Ask students: “Who works in a hospital?” Allow students a few minutes to discuss with each other and then share their responses with the class.
  2. Ask students about the term Allied Health and what they think it is.
  3. Together, view the Allied Health PowerPoint highlighting the various Allied Health workers in our New Brunswick healthcare system.
  4. Read over the rules of the board game together and put students into groups of 2-4 or do as a whole class via Smart Board. Then, it is GAME TIME!
  5. As a reflection, allow students to share something new that they learned by viewing the presentation and/or playing the Allied Health board game.

Career Connections

Use these questions to guide a discussion around Allied Health Careers in New Brunswick:

  • Beside hospitals in New Brunswick, where else do allied health professionals work?
  • What would be the consequences if there was a worker shortage in one or all these locations?
  • What skills do you think would be important to become a successful allied health professional?

NB Curricular Outcomes

Personal Wellness

Grade 3 – SCO 4.3: recognize the importance and diversity of work

Grade 4 – SCO 4.3: demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of work

Grade 5 – SCO 4.3: describe the way jobs change over time in response to society’s needs

Literacy

GCO 1: Students will speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflection their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

GCO 2: Students will be able to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

GCO 3: Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

Social Studies

3.1.3: Examine where people live and how people make a living in their province

NB Global Compentencies