This activity is a basic lesson on price controls and the economic consequences of price controls. It shows graphs but the students do not have to draw graphs. This lesson is based on a price control established by the Committee on Public Safety in 1793. It ties in a little to the Reign of Terror and the ideology of the Jacobins (Rousseau). It also compares the effects of the French price controls with Nixon's price controls in 1971. There is an assessment that asks the students if they think price controls are politically motivated. The students can also look up rent control which is a price control seen in some cities (like NYC). The students also read and answer a few questions from President Nixon's Executive Order. If you teach government, you can use this lesson when teaching about Executive Orders. You do not have to be an expert of price controls to use this lesson in the classroom. Any questions let me know.