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Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification System
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  • 1. Dewey Decimal Classification System Developed by Karen Ward Library Media Specialist Eichold-Mertz Elementary School
  • 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.
    • Melvil Dewey started the first school for librarians.
  • 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.
  • 4. 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
    Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge
  • 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.
    500 Lee 200Bya 000 Mea
  • 6. Generalities - 000
    • Encyclopedias
    • News media
    • Rare Books
    Encyclopedias, References
  • 7. Philosophy - 100
    • Paranormal phenomena
    • Psychology
    • Logic
    Man thinks
  • 8. Religion - 200
    • Bible
    • History of Christianity
    • Other Religions, Myths
    About God
  • 9. Social Science - 300
    • Law
    • Education
    • Folklore
    About man’s neighbors
  • 10. Language - 400
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Other Languages
    Man talks with other men
  • 11. Natural Science & Math - 500
    • Mathematics
    • Earth sciences
    • Plants
    • Animals
    Man discovers all that is around him
  • 12. Technology – 600
    • Medicine
    • Agriculture
    • Family living
    Man makes useful things
  • 13. The Arts - 700
    • Drawing
    • Music
    • Recreational & performing arts
    Man makes beautiful things
  • 14. Literature - 800
    • American Literature
    • Old English Literature
    • Literatures of Other Languages
    Man writes
  • 15. Geography & History - 900
    • Geography
    • Biographies
    • Ancient History
    Man writes about travel, people, and events
  • 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?
  • 17. 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

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