INFOhio Central
Critical Thinking, Information, Media and Technological Literacy, Problem-Solving and Communication, Communication, Arts and Communication, Writing, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Material Type:
Lesson, Module
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
9, 10, 11, 12
  • Information Literacy
  • Inquiry
  • Inquiry Skills
  • Research
  • Research Skills
  • Teaching Inquiry
  • Teaching Research
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    About This Course

    About This Course


    The units in this course, along with the instructor notes, are provided to educators and students free of charge. Each unit may be used individually or the entire series of units may be used as the foundation for teaching research and inquiry in the classroom. 



    The units and lessons in this course along with the Instructor Notes are provided to educators and students free of charge. Each unit or lesson may be used individually or the entire series of units may be used as the foundation for research and inquiry standards requirements or to support project-based learning in your curriculum.

    How to Use This Course

    The content within each unit and lesson is designed to support a short or long-term research project. Each lesson and unit within the course can be used together or separately to supplement the instruction of research and information literacy skills in the classroom or school library. Educators can determine the best method for sharing and delivering content to their students. 

    How This Course is Organized

    Research 4 Success (R4S) is a collection of individual activities, lessons, and units to teach information literacy and research skills to students in grades 9-12. Activities, lessons, and units can be used sequentially, or separately. 

    Unit Overview
    Research 4 Success Unit and Lesson Topics

    How to Share Units and Lessons

    Units and lessons have been created using Open Author. Open Author offers an instructor view and a student view. 

    Both the instructor view and student view can be shared with students and colleagues using a shareable link. A shareable link is ideal for adding a student view of a lesson to a learning management system.

    shareable link

    Units and lessons created using Open Author have a Google Classroom button for sharing content with students directly via the platform. 

    google classroom

    Cost and Funding

    As noted above, this course is provided free of charge to all Ohio K-12 organizations. R4S was funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State of Library of Ohio. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the granting agencies.

    Getting Started

    As with any course materials, teachers should review the content before assigning a research project. 

    Privacy Assurance

    No identifying information about students is collected.