idurk@ugcloud.ca  (OCT)
                    BSc (Physical Geography & Science, 2001)
   BEd (Intermediate & Senior Geography and Science, 2002)
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Current Courses that Mr. Durk Teaches (as of the 2016 - 2017 school year)










JUNE 2017

 CGG 3O1: Travel & Tourism 

 

CGF 3M1: Forces of Nature: Physical Geography & Natural Disasters

(D2L Link)

FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT 2016 

(Topics and Presentation Dates)

(Table of Topics and Research Questions)

Evaluation Rubric #1

Evaluation Rubric #2

Peer Evaluation Matrix

FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKAGE (JUNE 2016)

FINAL EXAM - JAN. 2017

Learning Skills Evaluation

Final Course Evaluation

SES 4U1: Earth & Space Science (D2L Link)

ISU Thesis and Topics 

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum Field Trip

(E-learning consortium link)

FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKAGE 
(January 2017)

FINAL EXAM 

January 2017

Learning Skills Evaluation

Final Course Evaluation

E-Learning SES 4U1 (Spring 2017)

Glencoe Textbook Resources




John F. Ross Golf Team 
(Fall)


 

John F. Ross Boys Baseball 
Team
 (Fall) 











Specialist High Skills Major  Environment




Mr. Durk's Favourite teaching Tools and Applications

Useful Research Tools and Links for Geographic Inquiry

Ultimate Cheatsheet for Critical Thinking 

Mr. Durk's Travels


 

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Welcome. I am a Geography / Earth Science teacher at John F. Ross C.V.I. in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. My interests are primarily in Physical Geogaphy and Earth's Systems. I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physical Geography & Earth Science and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) at the Intermediate / Senior Level. In recent years, I have also taken an interest in the role of urban planning / geography and development related to environmental sustainability.
 
My primary goal and philosophical approach towards environmental education is to enable students to become engaged life-long learners in whatever discipline or career path that they choose.
 
Please feel free to explore my site and download any resources that wish. For my current students, I hope that you find this site helpful in accessing class resources and materials from my lessons (i.e. handouts, worksheets and videos).
 
Thank you for visiting!
 

Why Geography Matters

 







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Top 5 reasons why you should seriously consider taking a Geography course?

1. To learn the location of places and the physical and cultural characteristics of those places in order to function more effectively in our increasingly interdependent world.
 
2. To understand the geography of past times and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, places and environments.
 
3. To explain how the processes of human and physical systems have arranged and sometimes changed the surface of the Earth.
 
4. To be able to make sensible judgements about matters involving relationships between the physical environment and society.
 
5. To understand global interdependence and to become a better global citizen.