"SAMUEL THOMAS GREENE" Belleville
Posted by: AaronHaynes
N 44° 08.938 W 077° 24.168
18T E 307838 N 4891225
Quick Description: Samuel Thomas Greene was the Co-founder and first president of the Ontario Association of the Deaf,
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 4:24:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMCABX
Samuel Greene was the first deaf teacher to teach deaf children in the Ontario school system. An American by birth, he was educated at the National Deaf-Mute College, now Gallaudet University, in Washington, D. C. After graduating in 1870, he came to teach at the new provincial school for the deaf in Belleville (later Sir James Whitney School). Believing that the education of deaf children should be based on solid language skills, Greene devised a progressive and highly successful method of teaching that used sign language and written English. Co-founder and first president of the Ontario Association of the Deaf, he was renowned for his eloquent public addresses and poetry recitations in sign language.
Address or location of plaque: Dundas street west Belleville
Physical location of plaque: City
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Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": A school
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Exellent
Is this a bilingual sign?: Yes !
What is the second/third language?: French
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