DDC Grade 4

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DDC Grade 4

  1. 1. Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) Ms. Smith Mrs. Sutherland
  2. 2. Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC)  Created in 1870s by Melville Dewey  Helps us find books like addresses help us find friends’ homes or other favorite places  Used to group non-fiction books together  Takes a broad topic and narrows it  Books on similar subjects placed in same area
  3. 3. Call numbers  Work like street addresses  Numbers used for the subject and  First 3 letters of author’s last name  Allows you to browse other books on same subject
  4. 4. The 10 categories…  000s General  100s Philosophy  200s Religion  300s Social Science  400s Language  500s Science  600s Technology  700s Arts  800s Literature  900s History
  5. 5. Examples:  000s General  General things  Encyclopedias  Newspapers 100s Philosophy  The way people think and feel  The mind
  6. 6. Examples:  200s Religion  Different religions and  The Bible  300s Social Sciences  How people live together (like in social studies class)  Holidays/customs  Folk tales/ fairy tales
  7. 7. Examples:  400s Languages  Different languages  Dictionaries  Grammar  500s Science  Deals with nature  Weather  Plants
  8. 8. Examples:  600s Technology  Farming  Teaching  Food  Pets  700s Arts  Fun things/hobbies  Drawing  Sports  Music
  9. 9. Examples:  800s Literature  Jokes  Poetry  900s History  Past events  White House  Narragansett Indians
  10. 10. Essential Question:  Identify some other ways books could be classified for library users.

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