Welcome to Social Studies!

Neufeld's Welcome Letter

  • What is Social Science? In the social sciences, researchers use scientific inquiry methods to study societiesSocial scientists often work closely with natural scientists (biology, ecology, etc.) in order to understand how societies interact with the earth's environment. 
  • Topics: 
    In 7th grade we explore the Eastern Hemisphere with a regional focus. 
    In each region we study physical geography and history, the environment, politics, economics, and culture. 
  • Expeditions: In this class we study regional units called "Expeditions". During each regional unit we will go into depth with a case study called an "Exploration" focused on an exciting topic. Students get the chance to study authentic issues and try to solve real problems just like professional social scientists.
  • Class Culture: In social studies we often come across topics about which students have passionate opinions. I encourage all my students to engage in thoughtful and respectful intellectual discussions as part of a safe, welcoming, and encouraging class environment. Tolerance and respect are very important in my class.



SW Asia and Northern Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

East Asia

South and Southeast Asia



Oceania and the Pacific


Hi! I'm Mrs Neufeld~

This is my second year teaching at Euclid Middle School and my 9th year of teaching. I love teaching!!! I have taught both social studies and language arts in 6th through 10th grade. I have also run student leadership and drama programs, have coached dance and track, have been a club sponsor for Spelling Club, Geography Bee, Peace Jam, and Sea Camp, and this year I'm in charge of Brain Bowl here at Euclid. 

I have lived in Colorado for 13 years but I am originally from sunny San Diego, CA. My son, Eliot, is 2 years old and our family is having so much fun this year watching Eliot learn to do new things. I also enjoy reading, outdoor activities, running, biking, and swimming, dance, yoga, art, music, cooking, and travel! Looking forward to a great year on 7 Below.

Neufelds 2014
Winter "Sillies"
My Hometown: Southern California
Geographer Eliot
Grand Lake 2016






Human Geographer

Political Scientist 

Physical Geographer