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  • 1.Dewey DecimalClassification System Presented to Second Students Developed by Karen Ward Library Media Specialist Eichold-Mertz Elementary School

2. Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification System? MelvilDewey was born on December 10, 1851 Melvil Dewey created the number order systemfor library books when he was 21 years old. Melvil Dewey started the first school forlibrarians. 3. Ten Main Classifications inDeweys SystemTheworlds knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups.Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers. 4. The Big Ten! Generalities 000 Science& Math 500 Philosophy 100 Technology 600 Religion 200 The Arts 700 Social Science Literature 800300 Geography & History - 900 Language 400 Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge 5. 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. 6. Generalities - 000EncyclopediasNewsmediaRare Books Encyclopedias, References 7. Philosophy - 100Paranormal phenomenaPsychologyLogicMan thinks 8. Religion - 200BibleHistoryof ChristianityOther ReligionsAbout God 9. Social Science - 300LawEducationFolklore About mans neighbors 10. Language - 400 English Spanish Other LanguagesMan talks with other men 11. Natural Science& Math - 500MathematicsEarth sciencesPlantsAnimalsMan discoversall that isaround him 12. Technology 600MedicineAgricultureFamily living Man makes useful things 13. The Arts - 700DrawingMusicRecreational & performing arts Man makes beautiful things 14. Literature - 800AmericanLiteratureOld English LiteratureLiteratures of Other LanguagesMan writes 15. Geography & History - 900GeographyBiographiesAncient History Man writes about travel, people, and events 16. Flashback!What Do You Remember? Who created the Dewey DecimalClassification System? What does the DDCS do for ourlibrary? How many main classifications arethere? Where do you find the DDCS numberon a library book? 17. Resources UsedAll 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. Teachers Portfolio of Library SkillsLessons & Activities (1985). The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc.