ERIC Number: ED238608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Game of Childhood Diseases. Technical Note No. 23.
Bialosiewicz, Frank; Burns, Julie
Designed to create an awareness of health problems among children in Third World settings, the board game uses simulation and role playing to help participants identify the symptoms and consequences of six childhood diseases preventable by vaccination: measles, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and tuberculosis. The game also helps players understand the importance of vaccinations, malnutrition, and adequate diets for children, as well as the causes and effects of diarrhea and the treatment of dehydration. Consisting of a game board, drawing cards, markers, and a die or spinner, the game is a vehicle for nonformal education through discussion as players move their markers around the board. Although it was developed specifically for the rural women served by the government health center in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala, educators can easily adapt the game to fit the needs and interests of different groups in different areas. A sample game board, reproducible board components and drawing cards, a content outline, and guidelines for playing are included, along with suggestions for encouraging discussion and role playing. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Children, Communicable Diseases, Developing Nations, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Mothers, Nonformal Education, Role Playing, Rural Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods
Center for International Education, 285 Hills House South, Amherst, MA 01003 ($1.50 plus postage, 10% discount on orders of 20 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ross Labs., Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala