“The Scrapbook of Clotee, a Slave Girl” — Scholastic’s fictional, interactive scrapbook — gives students a unique opportunity to see what life was like for a young slave working on a Virginia plantation in 1859. Inside, students can click to explore:
- An introduction from Clotee
- Some arts and crafts she enjoys, including Homemade Ink and Quill Pens and Wooden Spoon Dolls
- Recipes that Clotee loves, from Biscuits and Gravy to Smothered Chicken to Two- Layer Cake with Strawberry Preserves Filling
- A personality quiz for students to see what they have in common with Clotee
- A link to message boards
Through the various activities above, students get an idea of how many African-Americans lived before the Civil War.