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Infamous Cards

Educator Directions:

  • Use the name cards that would be most relevant to your students. Use blank cards to create additional cards tailor-made to accommodate your students’ knowledge and interests. Distribute one card to each small group. 
Name Description
 From the animated film and Broadway musical The Lion King. The younger brother of Mufasa, King of the Pride Lands. Jealous for power, he murders Mufasa and allows Mufasa’s young son, Simba, to believe himself responsible. Simba runs away to exile. Scar tells the other lions both Mufasa and Simba were killed, and proclaims himself the next king. 
Prince Hans
 From the animated film Frozen. The prince is the youngest of 13 siblings and, therefore, with no country of his own to eventually rule. He courts the orphaned Princess Anna, proposing marriage shortly after meeting her. Once he believes both she and her sister, Queen Elsa, will soon be dead, he reveals his true aim was to acquire power as Arendelle’s new monarch once both sisters died. 
President Snow
 From the book and film, The Hunger Games. Tyrannical president of Panem. Although his title is president, it is unclear whether he was democratically elected. He is in charge of the oppressive military regime that rules Panem’s districts, disturbed about the uprisings begun by Katniss and Peeta, and ruthless in his actions to preserve both his pride and his power. 
Darth Vader From Star Wars. Former Jedi knight who turned to the Dark Side of the Force in order to gain power. He serves alongside a Sith master (Siths are enemies to the Jedi and try to master the dark side of the Force), and as apprentice to the emperor of the Galactic Empire. Having left the Jedi order for the Siths, he mercilessly fights against the Jedi in order to maintain Galactic power. His son Luke’s eventual willingness to sacrifice himself on his behalf eventually redeems Vader. 
The Chicago White Sox Eight players from the Chicago White Sox during the 1919 World Series, when the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds. These players were accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money. Although acquitted of charges, they were banned from baseball for life. Questions were raised about whether one of the players, Joe Jackson, had truly been a full participant in the plot.