Fields of Home is a StoryScapes mini-unit based on an adaptation of the Storyline strategy. Storyline is a teaching method that encourages students to build and explore understandings and deepen their appreciation and knowledge of topics or concepts.
The Storyline approach fosters critical and creative thinking, democratic practices and skills, curiosity and self-directed learning – all essential 21st century competencies. It is centered on the basic elements of story, a structure familiar and comfortable to children. Storyline strategy integrates literacy skills and helps children apply their learning to real social issues in the world around them.