This can be a very effective and highly cooperative activity in the classroom that can be highly effective for U.S. History classes/Government as they study the U.S. Constitution. Students are in groups (not to exceed four students per group) and they must agree and come up with rules for a communal house/rental setting. One student is the "landlord" acting on behalf of the parent(s) who purchased the property. The "landlord" must keep in mind that the property was purchased by the investor(s) as a college home and a rental with roommates. Parents will not want legal issues/problems in this household.
Prepare ten rules that you as the pseudo-landlord (as your parents’ representative) and your roommates agree to live by. After you come up with the 10 household rules, write them on the piece of butcher paper to keep in the room, and your group will present your “rules” to the class for each respective household. Recommend having sheets of butcher paper or easel paper ready to go at the beginning of the activity.