This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of American history and a different pedagogical theme. This podcast focuses on the the Exploration: From Lewis and Clark to the Gold Rush and Children's Literature. Participants in the grant are third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County (the greater Las Vegas area), Nevada. Teaching scholars include Drs. Michael Green and Deanna Beachley of the College of Southern Nevada and Dr. Christy Keeler of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As part of this five week module, teachers meet on campus on two occasions and the remainder of their work is completed online. The culminating activity for this module is the development of teaching resources to accompany children's books on U.S. Exploration during the 1800s. Participants will utilize pre-selected children's chapter books appropriate for intermediate-level students for their final project.