INFOhio Central
21st Century Skills, 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
9, 10, 11, 12
  • Information Literacy
  • Inqiury
  • Inquiry Skills
  • R4S
  • Research
  • Research 4 Success
  • Research Skills
  • Teaching Research
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    Getting Started for Teachers

    Getting Started for Teachers


    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. 

    Welcome to Research 4 Success (R4S)

    Welcome to Research 4 Success (R4S)! The course is designed for teachers and librarians working with high school students to supplement the instruction of research and information literacy skills. 

    Purpose and Design of the Course

    R4S consists of six learning units. The six units may be used together or they may be used individually. Each unit contains three lessons consisting of resources and activities to supplement the instruction of research, inquiry, and information literacy skills.

    • Students learn key skills using a combination of video, digital text, and eBooks.
    • Students practice key skills using a combination of templates, tasks, and interactives. 
    • Students apply the skills they have learned and practice as they develop a research project under the guidance of an educator. 

    R4S can be the foundation for the project-based learning, research, inquiry, or information literacy standards requirements within the discipline you teach.


    Teachers and librarians can determine how to assess students' mastery of research and information literacy skills. Short, formative assessment questions are available for each unit. Educators can access the TRAILS Archive, a searchable database of assessment questions to measure information literacy skills. 

    Classroom Environment

    The content within each unit and lesson is designed to support a short or long-term research project. Educators can determine the best method for sharing and delivering content to their students. 

    • Use the Google Classroom button to share a Student View of the content with students.
    • Use a shareable link to the Student View to share content within a learning management system. 
    • Use the lessons in a traditional setting which includes showing videos to the entire class and printing materials as needed.

    R4S by INFOhio is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This means the content may be used for non-commercial purposes only with credit to INFOhio.

    Instructor Notes 

    Educators will find the Instructor Notes located within the lessons for selected units. The Instructor Notes include information on using Google Docs and Google Classroom in research as well as the incorporation of other freely available web-based resources.

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 

    R4S includes multiple learning opportunities to meet various learning preferences as well as disabilities. Whenever possible, a script or closed captioning is included with videos.


    Each unit provides opportunities to engage in learning by reading, watching videos, participating in games, applying the learning in example activities, participating in class discussions, and applying the process to a real research problem. The following icons represent different types of learning activities. 

    read digital text

    Read the digital text or eBook


    Watch the video


    Organize information using the template


    Practice skills using the interactive


    Navigate the resource to complete a task