Peter A. Wonders
(703) 594-2161



I chose a career in teaching because I wanted to help students develop the necessary reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to improve the quality of their lives as well as our nation generally. 

In my class, students will learn that the study of history is the study of human experience. We will avail ourselves of the experiences of other times, people, and civilizations to learn from past struggles and adversities to improve our government, nation, and world. It has been said that Mark Twain once said that history did not repeat itself but instead rhymed. I believe this means that the problems confronted in the past shape and influence the problems we face today. It is my hope that our exploration of history will help students identify those problems and work together to consider solutions for problems that plague our world today.  

Class Schedule

1st Block(7:20 to 8:10 a.m.)                     Planning
2nd Block (8:15 to 10:10 a.m.)               Dual Enrollment U.S. History
3rd Block (8:15 to 10:10 a.m.)                U.S. & Virginia History
4th Block (10:10 to 12:25 a.m.)              Twentieth Century U.S. History
5th Block (10:10 to 12:25 a.m.)              Planning
6th Block (12:30 to 2:00 p.m.)                Dual Enrollment U.S. History
7th Block (12:30 to 2:00 p.m.)                U.S. & Virginia History

Overview of the Curriculum and Pacing Guide for U.S. & Virginia History

The link below will provide a detailed overview of the curriculum for U.S. History.  It also provides an explanation of what material was taught through March 13, 2020.   

Pacing Guide for U.S. & Virginia History

Overview of the Curriculum and Pacing Guide for 20th Century U.S. History
The link below provides an overview of the curriculum for 20th Century U.S. History and provides information on those covered through march 13, 2020.

Pacing and Curriculum for 20th Century U.S. History

Overview of the Curriculum and Pacing Guide for Dual Enrollment U.S. History
All information for Dual Enrollment is available through the NOVA Canvas site.   Login information is available through your son or daughter.

List of Specific Skills Taught in U.S. and Virginia History and 20th Century U.S. History
Please see the document below for a comprehensive list of skills taught in both of these classes.

Skills Acquired in History Classes

External Website

All enrichment and extension activities are available through my website, which is separate from this site.  The link is below.  The website has a password because textbook material is available through the site.  I sent the password out to all students and parents in an e-mail.  If you did not receive it, please e-mail me at   If you have any questions, please contact me at this same e-mail.

Mr. Wonders's Website (Click for Access to My Website for Resources)

Makeup Work or Missing Assignments from the 3rd Marking Period
Please contact Mr. Wonders to submit any makeup work or missing assignments at   I will accept your missing work and makeup assignments for full credit.