Dewey DecimalClassification System Presented to Second Students Developed by Karen Ward Library Media Specialist Eichold-Mertz Elementary School
Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification 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 inDewey’s SystemThe 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 Science & Math – 500 Philosophy – 100 Technology – 600 Religion – 200 The Arts – 700 Social Science – Literature – 800 300 Geography & History - 900 Language – 400 Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge
You Can Judge A Book by ItsCover! The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label. Why? When the book is shelved, the Dewey 500 Decimal Classification 200 000 Mea Bya Lee call number can be easily seen.
Philosophy - 100Paranormal phenomenaPsychologyLogic Man thinks
Religion - 200BibleHistoryof ChristianityOther Religions About God
Social Science - 300LawEducationFolklore About man’s neighbors
Language - 400 English Spanish Other Languages Man talks with other men
Natural Science& Math - 500MathematicsEarth sciencesPlantsAnimals Man discovers all that is around him
Technology – 600MedicineAgricultureFamily living Man makes useful things
The Arts - 700DrawingMusicRecreational & performing arts Man makes beautiful things
Literature - 800American LiteratureOld English LiteratureLiteratures of Other Languages Man writes
Geography & History - 900GeographyBiographiesAncient History Man writes 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: http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1Information 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.