Bound No’th Blues Lesson

Bound No'th Blues Lesson

Bound No'th Blues Assessment Checklist

The beauty and clarity of Langston Hughes’ words makes his work ideal for introducing students to the joys of studying poetry. By adapting Hughes’ poem Bound No’th Blues into a drama, students can practice collaboration, imitation, and concentration skills. You may also choose to integrate Language Arts and Social Studies skills into the lesson, by encouraging students to analyze the use of figurative language in the poem and investigate what this artist’s work tells us about this era in US history.

Bound No'th Blues Journal (Grades 6-8)

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Partner Work
  • Teamwork


  • History Adaptation
  • Language Arts
  • Poetry
  • Social Studies
  • Writing


  • Open