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1 This presentation is designed as an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System for third and fourth grade students. After the presentation, students will have a better understanding of how non-fiction books are organized in a Media Center. Students will be able to locate books for information and pleasure. Scope

2 Dewey Decimal Classification

3 Why Study the DDC? We will look at the Dewey Decimal Classification System to learn how materials are organized in the Media Center. This will help you to know where to find materials you need for class and for pleasure reading.

4 Review - What is Fiction? Made-up stories Stories that are not real Most have call number starting with FIC (for Fiction) Some fiction is located in the 398 and 811 sections of the Dewey Decimal System 398.2 BAR 811 JOS FIC LEV

5 What is Non-Fiction? Books that tell you about real things Books that give facts Information about different subjects such as plants, space, dolphins

6 What is Non-Fiction? Folktales, fairy tales and poetry are considered non-fiction even though they aren’t true Subject of book determines what its call number is

7 Meet Melvil Dewey Born in 1851 Father taught him to make shoes and boots by hand Very good at math (could solve problems in his head)

8 Meet Melvil Dewey Started working on the system at 21 as a library clerk in college Helped start the American Library Association in 1876 Died in 1931

9 Dewey Decimal System Created by Melvil Dewey in 1872 Most widely used system in the world System for putting books together by subject 10 different divisions (or sections) Makes it easier to find what you are looking for.

10 Dewey Decimal System Arranged from lowest number (000) to highest number (999) –150.2 –200.5 –250.72 Arranged alphabetically if call number is the same –150 Arb –150 Bre –150 Thu

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12 Generalities 000-099 Books with many subjects all in one Encyclopedias, Book of Knowledge, etc Books on the newspaper and reporting Click here Click here to look up some books using Destiny!

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14 Philosophy 100-199 Books on feelings, thoughts and ideas Books on how to study and self-improvement 128 BUS 152.1 FOW

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16 Religion 200-299 All the ideas of religion What different religions believe 200 LAN 220.859 LAT 292 McC

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18 Social Sciences 300-399 Books about laws and government Customs of different countries Books about the holidays Folk Tales and Fairy Tales 342.73 CAT 394.2 CHO 398.2 CLI

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20 Languages 400-499 Books about foreign languages such as Spanish, French, German, etc. English Grammar Thesauri Dictionaries REF 423.1 WEB

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22 Natural Sciences & Mathematics 500-599 Mathematics Astronomy (study of space, stars, and planets) Birds Plants Wild animals (including dinosaurs) 513.2 PLU 523.3 COL 567.9 SIM

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24 Technology 600-699 Satellites, Space ships, Cars, Motorcycles Making Electronic Gadgets How things work Care of pets Medicine Cookbooks 629.222 DOE 636.7 PET

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26 The Arts & Sports 700-799 Sports Music Arts and Crafts Painting and Drawing 796 Ham

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28 Literature 800-899 Short Stories Plays Poems Riddle & Joke Books 812 ADO 811 SIL

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30 Geography & History 900-999 History (wars, countries, groups of people) Travel Geography (atlases) 912 ATL 973 BEA

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32 Biographies True Story about the life of a person (written by someone else). We use B as a call number at our school. Dewey Number for biographies is 921. Autobiography – person writes the story of her own life. B AAR

33 Reference Can cover all Dewey areas. The call number starts with REF. Books may be checked out overnight with special permission. Usually expensive sets or one of a kind.

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35 Dewey Decimal System 000-099 General Works 100-199 Philosophy & Psychology 200-299 Religion 300-399 Social Sciences 400-499 Languages 500-599 Natural Science & Mathematics 600-699 Technology (Applied Science) 700-799 Fine Arts and Sports 800-899 Literature 900-999 Geography & History

36 Dewey Activities Library Skills Game The Dewey Decimal Game by Eleanor SchusterThe Dewey Decimal Game Dewey Decimal Review Game Let’s Do Dewey Dewey Games and Flashcards

37 Adorjan, C. M. (1988). WKID: easy radio plays. Niles, IL: A. Whitman. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Barton, B. (1991). The three bears. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Bealer, A.W. (1996). Only the names remain: the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears. New York: Little, Brown. Buscaglia, L.F. (1982). The fall of Freddie the leaf: a story of life for all ages. Thorofare, NJ: C.B. Slack. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Catrow, D. (2002). We the kids: the preamble to the Constitution of the United States. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Sources

38 Chocolate, D.M. (1992). My first Kwanzaa book. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Climo, S. (1992). The Egyptian Cinderella. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Cole, J. (1990). The magic school bus lost in the solar system. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Cole, J. (1990). The magic school bus lost in the solar system. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&E AN=9780590414296&itm=1 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&E AN=9780590414296&itm=1 Delafosse, C. (1996). Atlas of countries. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net

39 Doeden, M. (2005). Sports cars. Mankato, Minnesota: Capstone Press. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Findlay, D. (2005). Digging into Dewey. Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Fowler, A. (1991). Feeling things. Chicago: Childrens Press. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Georgia Department of Education: Georgia Standards. (2006). Retrieved March 20, 2012 from http://www.georgiastandards.org/ http://www.georgiastandards.org/ Georgia Department of Education. QCC Standards & Resources. (2005). Retrieved March 20, 2012 from http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/qcc/ http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/qcc/

40 Hammond, T. (1988). Sports. New York: Knopf. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Hopkins, J.M. (2006). The shelf elf helps out. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Joseph, L. (1992). Coconut kind of day: island poems. New York: Puffin Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Langley, M. (1996). Religion. New York: A.A. Knopf. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.nethttp://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Lathrop, D.P. (1987). Animals of the Bible: a picture book. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net Levine, G.C. (1997). Ella enchanted. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net http://destinyweb.cowetaschools.net

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