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The Dewey Decimal System

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Cathy Frank

on 9 September 2015

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Transcript of The Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal System
Because order is good!
People think...
about other people
400's
Language
Dictionaries - all kinds
400 - 499
(Including foreign languages, hieroglyphics, and Sign Language)
500's
Natural Science
Nature, plants, and animals
500 - 599
(Including volcanoes and dinosaurs)
700's
Arts and Recreation
Fine Arts and Activities
700 - 799
(Including drawing, Calvin & Hobbes, crafts, music, magic, and sports)
800's
Literature
Stories, plays, poetry
800 - 899
(Including speeches, jokes, and Shakespeare)
900's
Biography, Geography, History
People, places, history
900 - 999
(Including explorers, Native Americans, the Titanic, Ancient Egypt, wars)
300's
Social Sciences
Relationships, traditions
300 - 399
(Including Armed Forces, holidays, and folk and fairy tales)
600's
Technology/Applied Science
Using technology and science
600 - 699
(Including pets, airplanes, cars, cooking, and LEGOs)
000's
General Works
Encyclopedias and general reference
000 - 099
(including
Guinness World Records
and
Ripley's Believe It or Not
books)
100's
Philosophy
Philosophy, psychology
100 - 199
(Including witches and ghosts)
200's
Religion
World religions, mythology
200 - 299
(Including Greek Myths)
People...
talk with others
People... think
People think...
about God
People...
learn about their natural world
People...
use their knowledge
People...
write
People...
explore places, people,
and the past
People...
create and enjoy beautiful things
Melvil Dewey
1851-1931
Ready to Rap?
Dewey looked at "Knowledge" and came up with
Start with "The Zero Hundreds"
and Count On!
10
Big Categories
A little bit of everything and then...
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