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# Dewey Decimal Classification System

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• Dewey Decimal Classification System Presented to First, Second, & Third Grade Students POP Media
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 Dewey Decimal System brings order to the library.
• 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.
500 Lee 200Bya 000 Mea
• Generalities - 000
• Encyclopedias
• News media
• Rare books
Encyclopedias, Book of World Records
• Philosophy - 100
• Paranormal phenomena
• Psychology
• Logic
We think
• Religion - 200
• Bible
• History of Christianity
• Other Religions
About God
• Social Science - 300
• Government
• Education
• Folklore
About our neighbors
• Language - 400
• English
• Spanish
• Other Languages
We talk with others
• Natural Science & Math - 500
• Mathematics
• Earth sciences
• Plants
• Animals
We discover what is around us
• Technology – 600
• Medicine
• Agriculture
• Family living
Things that are useful to us
• The Arts - 700
• Drawing
• Music
• Recreational & performing arts
We make beautiful things
• Literature - 800
• American Literature
• Old English Literature
• Literatures of Other Languages
We write
• Geography & History - 900
• Geography
• Ancient History
• American History
We write about travel, people, and events
• 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…
• All clipart taken from the 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