This is a fun project that my students always love! This goes along with the novel, "The Outsiders."
Students get in groups of 3-4 students. They have to pretend as though their parents have left them to go out of town for a month. Students have to have jobs, transportation, a menu, and chores. Students also have to make household rules that they will follow and a schedule.
It makes students see the responsibilities adults face as well as the boys in the novel, The Outsiders! This will be a hit with your students!