This is a 4-page document in Word - the first 2 pages are the assignment, the next 2 pages are the KEY. This assignment was created from the most recent January 2017 report from nationalacademies.org It is extremely comprehensive and informative, yet totally readable at just 2 full-color pages long. I would recommend this assignment for high school, and perhaps an upper level middle school student. The January 2017 report is available FREE in my store, and this assignment is created directly from it.
I created this assignment as an electronic document to be completed and submitted through a drop box such as Blackboard or Schoology. I am a tree-hugger, so I don't like to print anything unnecessarily. I have the students pin the report on one side of their computer screen and the worksheet on the other so they can answer the questions in a timely fashion.
The Word document is created to be used as an electronic document but can easily be printed as a paper copy with little to no modification to the document whatsoever. For the electronic copy, I put red asterisks where the students need to type their name, date and the answers to the questions. This way I can quickly see that they've answered the questions when I'm grading the assignment. The students' completed assignment should look much like the answer KEY:) The questions go in order of the report, so there's no frustration in completing this assignment by having to look through a 2-page document for an answer. No tricks or gimmicks. It's all about learning.