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Greatest Americans of the 20th Century 

Common Core Standards and Vocabulary


Common Core and Other National Standards

History/Social Studies

Language Arts

Fine Arts

    National Music Standards 1267, and 8 for K-4th, Standard 1 for 5th-8th

    National Theater Standards 2367, and 8 for K-4th, Standards 2 and 6 for 5th-8th

    National Dance Standards 1 and 2 for K-4th


Vocabulary

fabulous
roving
perforations
choreographer
hangnail
daring
nominees
humanitarian
pesticide
environmental
rodent
equality
galvanized
fuss
ludicrous
organized
unconstitutional
wavered
statesman
aviator
sponsors
impersonators
canvas
masterpiece
improvise
revolutionary
“fifteen minutes of fame”
stout
lily
poppies
produce
democratized
unique
zig zag
barbarian
mate
viable
incandescent
decathlon
pentathlon
gents
billiards
cinch

Historical Terms

civil rights
labor movement
Brothers Karamazov
Kitty Hawk
non-violent
colored section
second-class citizenship
bus boycott
segregation
Panama Canal
Nobel Peace Prize
Great Depression
Bull Moose Party
World War II
Mt. Rushmore
“Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
New Deal
Casablanca
United Farm Workers
Presidential Medal of Freedom
profit sharing
Model T
mass production
assembly lines
dealer franchise system
the special theory of relativity
the general theory of relativity
quantum theory
phonograph
Iwo Jima
Normandy
Korean War
Vietnam War

Books by Hemingway:
Farewell To Arms
The Old Man And The Sea
The Sun Also Rises
A Moveable Feast

People Not Mentioned In Cast List

Amelia Earhart
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Charlie Chaplin
Lucille Ball
Bob Hope
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
John Wayne
Ingrid Bergman
Neil Armstrong
Jesse Owens
Jim Thorpe

Vocabulary From Stage Directions

auditorium
represented
elegantly
primps
podium
entourage
struts

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