• Welcome to Our Class

    Welcome! The following is a list of all the classes that I teach here at Michigan City High School.
     
    United States History
     
    United States History builds upon concepts developed in previous studies of American History and emphasizes national development from the late nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. After review of fundamental ideas in the early development of the nation, students study the key events, persons, groups, and movements in the late nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first centuries, as they relate to life in Indiana and the United States.
     
    Dual Credit / Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
     
    Those taking this one-semester course will have the opportunity to take the College Board AP exam that is offered in May. Cost of the exam will be the responsibility of the student. Advanced Placement United States Government develops analytical perspectives on government and politics in the United States. The course involves the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality. Writing skills have been incorporated into the class as preparation for the AP exam.
     
    Advanced Placement Microeconomics
     
    AP Economics will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, voters, and as government agencies on the individual level. Key elements include the study of scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will have an opportunity to use their writing, critical thinking, and research skills with the required research project. Students taking this one-semester course will have the opportunity to take the College Board AP exam in May.
  • Meet the Teacher
    My name is Mr. Uryga! I graduated from Michigan City High School in 2011.

    Education

    Harvard University '18
    Valparaiso University '15
    Michigan City High School '11