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Dewey Decimal Classification System. Presented to Second & Third Grade Students Developed by Karen Ward Library Media Specialist Eichold-Mertz Elementary School. Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System ?. Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851
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Dewey decimal classification systemSlide 1

Dewey Decimal Classification System

Presented to Second & Third Grade Students

Developed by Karen Ward

Library Media Specialist

Eichold-Mertz Elementary School

Who created the dewey decimal classification systemSlide 2

Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?

  • Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851

  • Melvil Dewey created the number order system for library books when he was 21 years old.

  • MelvilDewey started the first school for librarians.

Ten main classifications in dewey s systemSlide 3

Ten Main Classifications in Dewey’s System

  • The world’s knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups.

  • Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers.

The big tenSlide 4

Generalities – 000

Philosophy – 100

Religion – 200

Social Science – 300

Language – 400

Science & Math – 500

Technology – 600

The Arts – 700

Literature – 800

Geography & History - 900

The Big Ten!

Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge

You can judge a book by its coverSlide 5

You Can Judge A Book by Its Cover!

  • The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label.

  • Why?

  • When the book is shelved, the Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be easily seen.

200Bya

500

Lee

000

Mea

Generalities 000Slide 6

Generalities - 000

  • Encyclopedias

  • News media

  • Rare Books

Encyclopedias, References

Philosophy 100Slide 7

Philosophy - 100

  • Paranormal phenomena

  • Psychology

  • Logic

Man thinks

Religion 200Slide 8

Religion - 200

  • Bible

  • History of Christianity

  • Other Religions

About God

Social science 300Slide 9

Social Science - 300

  • Law

  • Education

  • Folklore

About man’s neighbors

Language 400Slide 10

Language - 400

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Other Languages

Man talks with other men

Natural science math 500Slide 11

Natural Science & Math - 500

  • Mathematics

  • Earth sciences

  • Plants

  • Animals

Man discovers all that is around him

Technology 600Slide 12

Technology – 600

  • Medicine

  • Agriculture

  • Family living

Man makes useful things

The arts 700Slide 13

The Arts - 700

  • Drawing

  • Music

  • Recreational & performing arts

Man makes beautiful things

Literature 800Slide 14

Literature - 800

  • American Literature

  • Old English Literature

  • Literatures of Other Languages

Man writes

Geography history 900Slide 15

Geography & History - 900

  • Geography

  • Biographies

  • Ancient History

Man writes about

travel, people, and

events

Flashback what do you rememberSlide 16

Flashback! What Do You Remember?

  • Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?

  • What does the DDCS do for our library?

  • How many main classifications are there?

  • Where do you find the DDCS number on a library book?

Resources usedSlide 17

Resources Used…

All clipart taken fromthe Microsoft Clipart web site:

Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from:

Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teacher’s Portfolio of Library Skills Lessons & Activities (1985). The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc.

http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1


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