A DVD/CD-ROM learning resource for years 6–9 Media Studies and English of the popular award winning 13-part TV drama series for teenagers, for exploring identity in cyberspace, chat rooms, complex narrative structures and online avatars.
The special education DVD release includes thirteen episodes, trailer, extra scenes and The Making of Noah & Saskia.
The education CD-ROM includes all thirteen scripts, lesson plans from the ACTF online Learning Centre and 'Noah & Saskia From Script to Screen' with interactive sections on the writing, production and visual effects plus extensive video clips and interviews with cast and crew, Media Kit and Poster.
The Noah & Saskia Novel is available from the ACTF.
Noah & Saskia was produced by the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) in 2005 and was broadcast on ABC TV. An entertaining comedy drama series for the twenty-first century teenager which confronts the experiences, problems and potential of the Internet for today's young people, who are facing issues of identity and pressures to conform to unrealistic media images. Saskia, a 14-year-old budding musician living in Australia and Noah, a 14-year-old computer geek living in London, change each other's lives from half a world away. They meet online in Webweave, an Internet chat room, and using constructed personas, collaborate in Noah's online comic.
The series and the extensive teaching resources focus on young people's fascination with the Internet and ethics and values associated with being online. Noah & Saskia presents opportunities to teach media literacy and to explore the interrelated themes of character development and identity construction; relationship development and sustainability; the construction and de-construction of various texts; and the impact of ever-emerging ICCT (information, communication and creative technologies) on communication. Recommended by all state and territory DET English curriculum departments and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE). DET Victoria, QLD and Tasmania web sites have Noah & Saskia resources available to teachers that are written for the English syllabus.
The series is supported by free resources, which can be found at the ACTF online Learning Centre at http://www.actf.com.au.
Nominated for two AFI Awards
Winner for Best Children's Script at the Australian Writers' Guild Awards (AWGIES)
Winner of the ATOM Award for Best Children's Television Series
Winner of the ATOM Award for Best Secondary Education Resource (for the DVD/CD-ROM Education Pack)
Winner NY Festival International Television Programming Awards, Silver World Medal