"Imagine" Constructed Response Activity
"Imagine there's no countries, It
isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too,
Imagine all the people living life in peace...
Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you
No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people Sharing all the world...
may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us, And the world will live as one."
Imagine ©1971 Lyrics by John Lennon
U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge speaks on the Philippine Question, U.S. Senate, January 9, 1900
1) When was the song Imagine written
and who wrote it?
2) Summarize and explain the message or
meaning of the song.
3) Compare the message of the quote by
Senator Beveridge and the song lyrics. Is the meaning of each document similar
or do they express contrasting beliefs? Explain.
4) Define imperialism and explain how this
belief system could contribute to disputes and conflicts between nations?
5) Which of the
documents expresses imperialistic beliefs and attitudes? Explain.