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Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?. Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851Melvil Dewey created the number order system for library books when he was 21 years old.Melvil Dewey started the first school for librarians.. 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. .

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Dewey decimal classification system

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

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 system

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 ten

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 cover

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 000

Generalities - 000

  • Encyclopedias

  • News media

  • Rare Books

Encyclopedias, References


Philosophy 100

Philosophy - 100

  • Paranormal phenomena

  • Psychology

  • Logic

Man thinks


Religion 200

Religion - 200

  • Bible

  • History of Christianity

  • Other Religions

About God


Social science 300

Social Science - 300

  • Law

  • Education

  • Folklore

About man’s neighbors


Language 400

Language - 400

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Other Languages

Man talks with other men


Natural science math 500

Natural Science & Math - 500

  • Mathematics

  • Earth sciences

  • Plants

  • Animals

Man discovers all that is around him


Technology 600

Technology – 600

  • Medicine

  • Agriculture

  • Family living

Man makes useful things


The arts 700

The Arts - 700

  • Drawing

  • Music

  • Recreational & performing arts

Man makes beautiful things


Literature 800

Literature - 800

  • American Literature

  • Old English Literature

  • Literatures of Other Languages

Man writes


Geography history 900

Geography & History - 900

  • Geography

  • Biographies

  • Ancient History

Man writes about

travel, people, and

events


Flashback what do you remember

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 used

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