All In: The Fight for Democracy

ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the issue of voter suppression in the US. The film interweaves personal experiences with activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our country from the beginning. With the expertise of Stacey Abrams, the film offers an insider’s look into the barriers to voting.

Resource Info

  • Clips
    12
  • Film Length
    1hr 42min
  • Level
    High School, College
Voting Resource Site
allinforvoting.com

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Synopsis

In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

Educational Resources

All In - Community and Discussion Guides

The Community and Discussion Guide for ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy is a tool for individuals, families, educators, non-profit organizations and everyone who has an interest in preserving free, fair, and safe elections as the cornerstone of our democracy. The resources offer a framework to support virtual and in person discussions on the fight for voting rights and the often insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States.

All In Community and Discussion Guide
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All In Community and Discussion Guide (Black and White)
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All In Community and Discussion Guide (SPANISH - Black and White)
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All In Community and Discussion Guide (SPANISH)
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All In - Watch Party Guide

Step-by-step instructions to administer an All In Watch Party using Amazon Prime.

All In: Watch Party Guide
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All In: Grow a Voter - Full Curriculum

The right to vote is the lever through which Americans choose their representatives and exercise their rights as citizens. It is the cornerstone of our democracy. Though the "right to vote" is at the core of our democracy, the ability to vote is not. As Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis said, “Voting is almost a sacred act.” Yet dating back to the founding of our country, access to the right to vote has also been about holding onto power. Every time our nation takes a step towards a more just and equal society—granting the franchise, women’s suffrage, desegregation—new forces arise requiring us to fight anew. The Grow A Voter curriculum developed for ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY deepens historical understanding, inspires civic engagement, and strengthens media literacy skills. Each standards aligned unit includes free curated film clips from the documentary, accessible here , along with suggested additional segments (referenced with time codes) available with an Amazon Prime membership. All film clips include transcripts for students to follow along. Used together, these resources provide an opportunity to “grow voters”, lift civic pride and engagement, and increase democratic participation well before the age of 18.

All In: Grow a Voter Full Curriculum
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All In: Grow a Voter Full Curriculum (Black and White)
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All In: Grow a Voter Full Curriculum (SPANISH)
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All In: Grow a Voter Full Curriculum (SPANISH - Black and White)
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All In: Grow a Voter - Curriculum Overview

The Grow A Voter curriculum developed for ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY deepens historical understanding, inspires civic engagement, and strengthens media literacy skills. Each standards aligned unit includes free curated film clips from the documentary, along with suggested additional segments (referenced with time codes) available with an Amazon Prime membership. All film clips include transcripts for students to follow along. Used together, these resources provide an opportunity to “grow voters”, lift civic pride and engagement, and increase democratic participation well before the age of 18. Download for an overview of the contents of each curriculum unit.

All In: Grow a Voter Curriculum Overview
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All In: Grow a Voter - Civics/Government Curriculum

This civics unit is designed to engage students in learning about voter suppression tactics in order to be able to critically evaluate the voting structures and policies in their home communities. They will explore non-partisan reporting, analyze population data, and reflect on their own values with regard to voting.

All In: Grow a Voter Civics/Government Curriculum
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All In: Grow a Voter - History Curriculum

The U.S. History unit developed for ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy grounds students in key milestones in the fight to secure voting rights for all citizens. Using film clips from the documentary, and source material to deepen background knowledge on the history of voting rights, students will engage in informed, accurate, and empathic discussions while gaining the tools to participate and be represented in our democracy.

All In: Grow a Voter History Curriculum
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All In: Grow a Voter - Media Literacy Curriculum

In this lesson, students will practice critical media literacy skills to “read” and analyze the documentary film ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy. By strengthening and practicing these skills, students can become more discerning consumers of all media, increase their civic literacy, and become more responsible and engaged citizens.

All In: Grow a Voter Media Literacy Curriculum
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Film Clips

Selected scenes from the movie

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