Presentation on theme: "Dewey Decimal Classification System"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dewey Decimal Classification System Presented to Second & Third Grade StudentsDeveloped by Karen WardLibrary Media SpecialistEichold-Mertz Elementary School
2 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.
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 The Big Ten! Generalities – 000 Philosophy – 100 Religion – 200 Social Science – 300Language – 400Science & Math – 500Technology – 600The Arts – 700Literature – 800Geography & History - 900Brings 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.200Bya500Lee000Mea
8 Religion - 200BibleHistory of ChristianityOther ReligionsAbout God
9 Social Science - 300LawEducationFolkloreAbout man’s neighbors
10 Language - 400 English Spanish Other Languages Man talks with other men
11 Natural Science & Math - 500 MathematicsEarth sciencesPlantsAnimalsMan 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 LanguagesMan writes
15 Geography & History - 900 Geography Biographies Ancient History Man writes abouttravel, people, andevents
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 from the 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.