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Paw Prints Productions presents…. Dewey and the Caveman. Click to start. Where do you go when you don’t know?. The library is a place where you can go to learn about yourself and the world around you. With so many books to choose, how do you know where to look? . Quit. Dewey Decimal System.

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where do you go when you don t know
Where do you go when you don’t know?
  • The library is a place where you can go to learn about yourself and the world around you. With so many books to choose, how do you know where to look?

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dewey decimal system
Dewey Decimal System
  • A man named Dewey, who once worked in a library, created a system of numbers to put books in order so you can easily find them. It’s called the Dewey Decimal System.

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call numbers
Call Numbers

000’s

100’s

200’s

300’s

400’s

500’s

600’s

700’s

800’s

900’s

538

621

775

  • Dewey grouped books into ten areas by subject. Each subject has secret codes or “call numbers” for finding books. You can find a book from its call number. For example, you can find a book with a call number of 538 in the 500’s area.

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Call Numbers

000’s

100’s

200’s

300’s

400’s

500’s

600’s

700’s

800’s

900’s

  • Click where you would go to find a book with a call number of 135?

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the caveman story
The Caveman Story
  • The cavemen story tells what kinds of books you can find in each of Dewey’s areas.

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100 s who am i
100’s - Who am I?

Philosophy and Psychology

Man thinks about himself.

  • Books in the 100’s describe what man thinks about himself. There are also books that explain things man doesn’t understand—like ghosts and aliens from outer space.

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100’s - Who am I?

Philosophy and Psychology

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 100’s.

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200 s who made me
200’s - Who made me?

Religion

Man thinks about

who created him.

  • Books in the 200’s talk about what we think about God. That’s what we believe. People think about God in different ways, through their religions.

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200 s who made me10
200’s - Who made me?

Religion

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 200’s.

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300 s who lives in the next cave
300’s - Who lives in the next cave?

Social Science

Man thinks about other people

and how to get along with them.

  • Books in the 300’s talk about other people and how they live together. The social sciences also talk about family, holidays, work, and government. There are also books about fairy tales.

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300’s - Who lives in the next cave?

Social Science

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 300’s.

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400 s how can i make that person understand me
400’s - How can I make that person understand me?

Language

Man ”talks” to others

through words and signs.

  • You probably already know what language is all about. If you want to know how we speak and what words mean, check out books in the 400’s, under Language.

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400 s how can i make that person understand me14
400’s - How can I make that person understand me?

Language

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 400’s.

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500 s how can i understand nature and what s around me
500’s - How can I understand nature and what’s around me?

Science

Man learns about the air, land,

and sea, and wild animals.

  • The 500’s books describe nature and anything that happens by itself--rocks, trees, weather, oceans, rivers, wild animals, plants, space, moon, stars, sun, math, and time.

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500’s - How can I understand nature and what’s around me?

Science

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 500’s.

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600 s how can i use what i know about nature
600’s – How can I use what I know about nature?

Applied Science and Useful Arts

The cave man used what he learned about fire to make tools. He learned about

plants to create food, medicine, etc...

  • The 600’s have books using nature to create things to make the world a better place. The 600’s have things from the 500’s that man made to work for him, such as cars, boats, planes, cookbooks, computers, pets, farm animals, and medicine.

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600’s – How can I use what I know about nature?

Applied Science and Useful Arts

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 600’s.

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700 s how can i enjoy my free time
700’s – How can I enjoy my free time?

Fine Arts and Recreation

As time passes, man learns about

painting pictures, playing games,

creating music and dancing.

  • Books in the 700’s show you what people do for fun. Some people read, dance, listen to music, go to the movies, drawing, tell jokes, and play sports. What do you do when you have free time?

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700 s how can i enjoy my free time20
700’s – How can I enjoy my free time?

Fine Arts and Recreation

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 700’s.

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800 s how can i pass on man s good deeds
800’s – How can I pass on man’s good deeds?

Literature

Man becomes a storyteller. He creates poems and plays about relatives and friends for other people to enjoy.

  • Books in the 800’s are full of poems, plays, and other ways to tell stories for others to read or act out and enjoy.

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800’s – How can I pass on man’s good deeds?

Literature

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 800’s.

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900 s how can i leave a record for people of the future
900’s – How can I leave a record for people of the future?

History, Geography, and Biography

Man writes about what happened,

where it happened, and who

made it happen.

  • Books in the 900’s tell about people and events in history, and describe where these events took place. They also describe countries, states, wars, and travel.

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900’s – How can I leave a record for people of the future?

History, Geography, and Biography

  • Here are examples of books you’ll find in the 900’s.

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000 s what else is there
000’s – What else is there?

General Works

Where does man look up

general information?

  • Books in the 000’s provide general knowledge about many subjects. This is a good place to find a book about facts, a dictionary, an atlas, or another type of reference book.

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Where do you go when you don’t know?

100’s Who am I?

200’s Who made me?

300’s Who lives in the next cave?

400’s How can I make that person understand me?

500’s How can I understand nature and what’s around me?

600’s How can I use what I know about nature?

700’s How can I enjoy my free time?

800’s How can I pass on man’s good deeds?

900’s How can I leave a record for people of the future?

  • Where should you go when you don’t know? Thinking about the caveman story will help you remember Dewey’s 10 areas and the kinds of books located there.

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Where do you go when you don’t know?

000’s What general information is there?

100’s Who am I?

200’s Who made me?

300’s Who lives in the next cave?

400’s How can I make that person understand me?

500’s How can I understand nature and what’s around me?

600’s How can I use what I know about nature?

700’s How can I enjoy my free time?

800’s How can I pass on man’s good deeds?

900’s How can I leave a record for people of the future?

  • And, don’t forget General Works in the 000’s, which comes first.

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the end
The End

Dewey and the Caveman

  • Created by Peg Daigle-Riley, Kay Sauers, and Rebecca Homan
  • Adapted for this project from a version of the Caveman Story on the Internet - http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm

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call numbers correct

000’s

100’s

200’s

300’s

400’s

135

500’s

600’s

700’s

800’s

900’s

Call Numbers – Correct!
  • That’s it! You can find a book with a call number of 135 in the 100’s area.

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call numbers incorrect

000’s

100’s

200’s

300’s

400’s

135

500’s

600’s

700’s

800’s

900’s

Call Numbers – Incorrect
  • That’s not right. You can find a book with a call number of 135 in the 100’s area.

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