The Gallia-Vinton ESC hosted middle and high school teachers for a Landmark Moments’ “Bringing History to Life” event on December 10th and 11th, 2017. Dr. Dan Flores, an American writer and historian who specializes in cultural and environmental studies of the American West, was the presenter. The area teachers were captivated by Dr. Flores’ lectures and the accompanying interactive lesson components. The teachers utilize the historically factual knowledge and modelled pedagogy imparted by Dr. Flores to build exciting instructional experiences aligned to the Ohio Standards for Social Studies. The on-going professional development provided by the Landmark Moments Program has provided teachers with a real-world context for understanding history and has changed the way area teachers support more meaningful learning of social studies.