This is a powerpoint that helps teach students the main components of a Response Essay in Alberta Social Studies 10-1, 20-1, and 30-1 in accordance with the Social 30-1 Diploma Exam. It includes do's and don't's of thesis writing, sample theses, common mistakes and detailed instructions on how to write introductory and body paragraphs and conclusions. When I used it to teach essay writing I used it in conjunction with samples of student essays and a rubric for this type of essay. The The specific examples in this powerpoint are for Social 10-1 Related Issue 1: To what extent should globalization shape identity? However, the powerpoint file is fully editable to make it easy to change the examples to better suit any of the other related issues.