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The Dewey Decimal System

Presentation geared towards an upper elementary (4th and 5th grade) students. Adapted from public presentation: http://prezi.com/omhzxanje_bk/the-dewey-decimal-system/
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Jennifer Mavin

on 17 October 2016

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Transcript of The Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey
Decimal
System

Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System in 1876. His original system has been updated and expanded several times as new information needs to be categorized.
General Works
Who
created it?

Unexplained beasts
Aliens
World records
Computer science
Library science
News, journalism, publishing


200-299
Social Sciences
Language
Pure Science
Technology
800-899
Literature
900-999
History
The Dewey Decimal System is an organization system used by libraries to classify nonfiction books into categories. Each subject is indicated by a three-digit number, and they are further organized by decimal point.
The Dewey
Decimal System
000-099
Ghosts
Feelings
Ancient & Modern Philosophy
Philosophy &
Psychology
100-199
Christian theology
World religions
The Bible and texts used by other world religions
Religion
Political science
Economics
Laws
Social service
Education
Customs & folklore
300-399
The study of language
English
German
French
Italian
Spanish
Latin
Classical Greek
And lots of other languages!
400-499
Math
Astronomy
Physics
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Paleontology
Botanical & Zoologial Science
500-599
Poetry
Jokes
Literature from countries all around the world
Architecture
Drawing, painting, and other crafts
Fine art
Photography
Music
Dance
Sports
Arts & Recreation
700-799
Medical Science
Engineering
Agriculture
Home Economics
Manufacturing
Buildings
600-699
Why is Dewey's
system such a big deal?
The Dewey Decimal system is the most widely used library organization system in the . At one time it was normal to organize books by size or when the book was added to the library. How easy do you think finding a book in that system would be?
Geography & travel
History of the ancient world
History of the countries of the world
State history for the United States
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