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  1. Dewey Decimal Classification System Presented to Second & Third Grade Students 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. • MelvilDewey 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. 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 Big Ten! 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. 200Bya 500 Lee 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 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 fromthe 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