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Dewey Decimal Classification System Presented to Second & Third Grade Students Developed by Karen Ward Library Media Specialist Eichold-Mertz Elementary School

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  • Dewey Decimal Classification SystemPresented to Second & Third Grade StudentsDeveloped by Karen WardLibrary Media SpecialistEichold-Mertz Elementary School

  • Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851Melvil 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 in Deweys SystemThe worlds knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups.Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers.

  • The Big Ten!Generalities 000Philosophy 100Religion 200Social Science 300Language 400

    Science & Math 500Technology 600The Arts 700Literature 800Geography & History - 900

    Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge

  • 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.


  • Generalities - 000EncyclopediasNews mediaRare Books

    Encyclopedias, References

  • Philosophy - 100Paranormal phenomenaPsychologyLogic

    Man thinks

  • Religion - 200BibleHistory of ChristianityOther Religions

    About God

  • Social Science - 300LawEducationFolklore

    About mans neighbors

  • Language - 400EnglishSpanishOther Languages

    Man talks with other men

  • Natural Science & Math - 500MathematicsEarth sciencesPlantsAnimals

    Man discovers all that is around him

  • Technology 600 MedicineAgricultureFamily living

    Man makes useful things

  • The Arts - 700Drawing MusicRecreational & 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:

    Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from: Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teachers 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