# Dewey: The worlds best organizer! A Dewey Decimal PowerPoint Presentation by Has Slone For MEDT 6463 (Dr. Snipes) 4 November, 2011

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• Dewey: The worlds best organizer! A Dewey Decimal PowerPoint Presentation by Has Slone For MEDT 6463 (Dr. Snipes) 4 November, 2011
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• Presentation Overview The Georgia Performance Standards addressed in this presentation include: ELA6R1/ELA7R1/ELA8R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. ELA6R2/ELA7R2/ELA8R2 The student consistently reads at least twenty-five books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) each year. The materials should include traditional and contemporary literature (both fiction and non-fiction) as well as magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and electronic material. Such reading should represent a diverse collection of material from at least three different literary forms and from at least five different writers. This Powerpoint is designed to provide an overview of the Dewey Decimal Classification System to students in the 6 th and 8 th grades. It gives a brief overview of who Melvil Dewey was and how the Dewey Decimal System is organized. Examples of each Dewey division are included, as well as an explanation of where the numbers are found and what they mean. Also included with the presentation are pre-and post-tests, links for further exploring, and a brief video reviewing the Dewey Decimal System.
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• Before we begin, just how much do you know? 1) Who created the Dewey Decimal System? A) Dewey Johnson B) Melvil Dewey C) John Dui D) Dewey really have to know this? 2) Before the Dewey Decimal System was created, how did librarians organize their books? A) In stacks on the floor B) From biggest to smallest C) ABC order D) All of the above, it depended on the librarian! 3)The Dewey Decimal System has ___ main sections: A) fiveC) two B) eightD) ten 4) Where do we find the Dewey numbers on a book? A) on the front cover B) the spine of the book C) title page D) page 23 5) What does the Dewey classification look like? A) a group of letters B) a group of numbers C) all of the above D) none of the above
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• The Dewey Decimal Classification System What Is It? Is a classification system designed to organize knowledge (Dewey, p. xxiii) Created in 1873 by Melvil Dewey Used in more than 135 countries and 30 languages Maintained by the Library of Congress Updated regularly Is not just for Non-fiction!
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• Who was Melvil Dewey? * He was born in upstate New York in 1851. *He went to Amherst College and worked as a librarian there. *He developed the Dewey Classification System when he was 21 years old. *His name was originally Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey but he shortened his 1 st name to Melvil and changed his last name to Dui for a short time.
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• The Dewey Decimal System is divided into 10 main classes: And each of those classes is also divided into 10 classes. Within these numbers, a person can classify all of the knowledge in the world!!! Before the Dewey Decimal system, there was not a regular way to organize books in the library.
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• Classifications 000s Generalities 100s Philosophy and Psychology 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 400s Language 500s Natural Sciences and Mathematics 600s Technology, Applied Science 700s The Arts 800s Literature 900s History, geography and Biographies
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• ? ? ? He chose the classifications by asking himself questions. Image from http://www.slais.ubc.ca/COURSES/libr517/02-03-wt2/projects/dewey/Images/deweymelvil.gif How did Dewey decide which subjects to include?
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• The First thing he asked himself was: How do we organize information? Image from www.breitlinks.com
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• 000-099 General Works Computer Science, Information and General Works. This is where you will find books like Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Bibliographies. ELA6/7/8LSV2 The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information.. 025.04 ROT
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• Image from: http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm Who am I?
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• 100-199 Philosophy, Psychology Who am I? The Mind and thinking classification! Below is a website for a review of this book. http://books.google.com/books /about/Chicken_soup_for_the _teenage_soul.html?id=6eQVoE Bbp4oC 158.1 CHI
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• Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm How did we get here? Who made me?
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• 200-299 Religion and Myths Who made me? and How did we get here? http://books.google.com/ books/about/Religions_of _the_World.html?id=IdO fHAAACAAJ 291 BRE
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• Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm Who are my neighbors? Who are the people in the world?
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• 300-399 Social Sciences Who are my neighbors? Who are the other people in the world? This section includes issues that affect our society like politics and laws and government, Economics, Law, Public administration, Social services (welfare and social issues), Education and Commerce. For a review of the text shown at right: http://www.powells.com/b iblio/1-0618504362-0 http://www.powells.com/b iblio/1-0618504362-0 361.92 FRA
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• Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm How can I communicate with others?
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• 400-499 Language (Dictionaries, Grammar) How can I communicate with others? ELA6RC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly. The student a. Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects. c. Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts. Below is a website to read about this book. http://www.eslteachersboa rd.com/cgi- bin/books/index.pl?read=1 428.2 JOH
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• How can I understand the world around me? Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm
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• 500-599 Science (Math, Chemistry, Plants, Animals, Astronomy) How can I understand the world around me? S6E2. Students will understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon and sun. S6E5. Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earths surface is formed. A website for the Review of this book is below. http://www.galateaodyssey.org/files/Ear thFromSpace.Guide.pdf 525 GRE
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• How can I use science and math? Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm
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• 600-699 Applied Science and Technology How can I use science and math? This classification covers the technology fields and includes medicine, engineering, agriculture, home economics, general management, manufacturing and buildings and construction. The books in the 600s are books that are more technical in nature.. 612.8 SIM
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• Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm Mona Lisa Image from http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/monalisa.jpg What can I do with my free time?
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• 700-799 Fine Arts (Painting, Music, Photography, Dance, Sports ) What can I do with my free time? The 700 section includes books on the arts, architecture, sports and hobbies. Below is a website to see reviews of this book. http://www.barnesandnoble.co m/w/good-walk-spoiled-john- feinstein/1001861363#Editori alReviews 796.3 FEI
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• What are the stories of our lives? Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm
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• 800-899 Literature Poetry, Plays, Criticism What are the stories of our lives? ELA6/7/8R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. h. Responds to and explains the effects of sound, figurative language, and graphics in order to uncover meaning in literature: i. Sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme) ii. Figurative language (i.e., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) 823.01 COR
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• What was the world like in the past? Where can I go in the world? Image from http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm
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• 900-999 History, Geography, Biography This last section includes geography of the United States and the World (like maps and travel books). What was the world like in the past? Where can I go in the world? ELA8RC1 The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas. A book review is provided at the website below. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide- undauntedcourage/?gclid=CP- SreSymawCFcG77Qodc1yILg 920 AMB
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• Exceptions- A -- Bibliographies -- Shelved before 016 B -- Biographies -- Shelved before 920 or by themselves C -- College Catalogs -- Shelved before 380 - B for Biography 1 st 3 letters of person who the Biography is written about
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• Where is the number and what does it mean??? The number is found on the spine of the book near the bottom- Each number relates to a specific topic. For example, 200.3 MER would be an encyclopedia (.3) about religion (200) Written by someone whose last name begins with MER. Encyclopedia of World Religions- 200 Religion.3 Dictionaries & Encyclopedias 1 st 3 initials of authors name
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• Just how much did you learn? 1) Who created the Dewey Decimal System? A) Dewey Johnson B) Melvil Dewey C) John Dui D) Dewey really have to know this? 2) Before the Dewey Decimal System was created, how did librarians organize their books? A) In stacks on the floor B) From biggest to smallest C) ABC order D) All of the above, it depended on the librarian! 3) The Dewey Decimal System has ___ main sections: A) fiveC) two B) eightD) ten 4) Where do we find the Dewey numbers on a book? A) on the front cover B) the spine of the book C) title page D) page 23 5) What does the Dewey classification look like? A) a group of letters B) a group of numbers C) all of the above D) none of the above
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• Practical Application: Can you match the title with the correct classification? 000s Generalities 100s Philosophy & Psychology 200s Religion & Mythology 300s Social Sciences 400s Languages and Grammar 500s Natural Sciences & Mathematics 600s Technology 700s The Arts & Recreation 800s Literature 900s History, Geography & Biographies Image from http://www.brooklynexpedition.org/structures/infomania/dewey/dewey_quest_def.html
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• For more information: A website by students for students about Dewey at http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/ http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/ Dewey games to practice at http://www.rce.k12tn.net/lmc/dds%20games.html http://www.rce.k12tn.net/lmc/dds%20games.html A great multimedia presentation that breaks down the information in question and answer format at http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc6.ht ml http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc6.ht ml More information about Dewey http://www.experiencefestival.com/melville_dewey http://www.experiencefestival.com/melville_dewey Dewey Decimal System RAP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A& feature=channel_video_title http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A& feature=channel_video_title
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• James Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University. (2011). Let's Do Dewey. Retrieved from MTSU.edu: http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm Johnson, E. (1991). The Handbook of Good English. New York: Washington Square Press. Learning Stewards. (2011). Background Research Notes: Code Reform (Attempts) History. Retrieved from www.childrenofthecode.org: http://www.childrenofthecode.org/code-history/dewey.htm http://www.childrenofthecode.org/code-history/dewey.htm Prescott, S. (2001, August 1). If You Knew Dewey. Retrieved from www.schoollibraryjournal.com: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA148748.html http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA148748.html Rothman, K. (2001). Dangers on the Internet: Staying safe on-line. New York: Rosen Publishing Group. Simon, S. (2000). Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds. New York: Sea Star Books. Szabo, C. (1997). Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart.Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. The New York Times. (1931, Dec 27). On This Day: Dr. Melvil Dewey Dead In Florida. Retrieved from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1210.ht ml http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1210.ht ml Note: pictures are clipart unless otherwise credited.

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