Lewis Pugh | Mind-shifting Everest Swim
Imagine a guy and a lake full of freezing water.
An inspirational TEDtalk about raising awareness for the changing temperatures and melting glaciers. Easy to use as either a full lesson [add any activity you want] or as a lesson finisher.
A. Read the following questions and watch the first part of the video:
- Where did his first “cold” swim take place?
- He found it was the most ___ place on earth. What?
- What did he think about the bottom of the ocean?
- How long did the swim take?
- What was the distance he covered then?
- What did his fingers look like?
- What do the following words mean:
- rev up
B. Now read the following questions and watch the next part: [2’15”]
- How was Lake Imja formed. Explain in your own words.
- Why will this part of the world be the next battleground?
- How many people rely on the water from the Himalayas?
- Why was it hard to climb the mountain?
- What was another not very motivating activity going on at the time?
- Why did Lewis encounter problems with his first swim?
- “Drowning is the most peaceful death that you can have”. Does Lewis agree?
What does he say?
- Which advice was given to Lewis regarding his tactics?
- What type of mindset did he need for the swim?
- Which 2 lessons did Lewis learn?
- Why does he relate climate change to mount Everest?
- Which question does he ask the audience?
- Why does Lewis swim symbolic swims?