TOPIC:  Moving out – Renting, Buying, selecting roommates

AUDIENCE:  9-12th grade

TITLE:  Your first place


This unit was created for a class titled, Life After High School, it was designed to introduce concepts of housing, roommate selection, the cost of living, rental laws and renting vs home owning.  Roommate selection is highlighted with the intention of addressing topics of compatibility, finances and general expectations.  Additional material related to the topic of housing is also linked.


Students will recognize compatibility considerations for selecting a roommate


Students will identify compatibility requirements for their future roommate selections

Students will create a roommate “want ad” based on their specific requirements and considerations.

Students will identify financial aspects of roommate selection


11.6.1 Assess financial resources needed to improve interior space.
11.6.2 Assess client’s community, family, and financial resources needed to achieve housing and interior design goals.

**This slide show contains active Youtube links – please review to make sure links are still working**

Selecting a Roommate – Slide show

Roommate Selection worksheet assignment

Additional material related to Housing

Housing Pre-test

Housing Unit Post Test

Landlord/Tennant Laws Slides

Cost of Living Slides

Renting vs Buying Slides

House Hunters Worksheet




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