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  • 1. This is Melville Dewey He was a librarian that lived a long time ago. He invented a new way of organizing books in libraries.
  • 2. Mr. Dewey organizedevery nonfictionsubject into 10 generalcategories. It’s actuallypretty amazing!Think you could comeup with 10 broadcategories forEVERYTHING in theworld?
  • 3. Here are the 10 generalgroups for sorting books in the Dewey Decimal System:General Works PhilosophyReligion Social StudiesLanguage ScienceTechnology Arts and LeisureLiterature History/Geography
  • 4. 000s-General Worksencyclopedias, almanacs,world record books,unexplained topics 031 WOR 001.94 DON
  • 5. 100s-Philosophyfeelings & emotions 152.4 ALI 155.2 KIN
  • 6. 200s-Religionreligion, mythology,bible stories 292 OSB 292 LOC 291 MAE
  • 7. 300s-Social Studiesholidays, government, celebrations, military 394.28 HEI 324.6 MUR 358.9 BUR
  • 8. Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s because theyteach traditions, values, and beliefs. 398.2 BRE 398.2 MCD 398.2 ALL
  • 9. 400s-Languagegrammar & languages 443 KUD 428.2 TER
  • 10. 500s-Sciencemath, natural things, weather, animals 595.7 SAC 523.8 SIP513.2 LED
  • 11. 600s-Technologyman-made things, pets,farming, vehicles 641.5 VAU 636.8 PER 690 HUD
  • 12. 700s-Arts and Leisurehow to draw, crafts,sports, movies, music 796.323 KEL 796.44 REA 736 KAS
  • 13. 800s-Literaturestories, plays, poetry, jokes, riddles 818 SHO811 FRA 811 SIL
  • 14. 900s-History/ Geographyhistorical events, othercountries, U.S. states 909 BAL 932 CHA 990 FRI