# Dewey Says A Dewey Decimal Power Point Presentation

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Dewey Says? A Dewey Decimal Power. Point Presentation by Cassandra Aina November 8, 2012

This presentation is tailored for kindergarten through second grades. After viewing the Powerpoint , students will have more knowledge about how the Dewey system works. Also, some students may be able to locate their own books or ask for help in locating a book.

What is the Dewey Decimal System? The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a system of library classifications developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876. This system organizes books on library shelves in a specific order that makes it easy for you to find any book and return it to its proper place.

Dewey Says! *The Dewey classification system is organized into 10 categories. *Each book is coded by a number based on the subject area. For example, you would find a book on behavior of poisonous animals on section 500 Natural Science and math. *Books about the same subject are found on the same shelf area. *The Dewey makes it easy to find a book and also return it to the correct order. *Each book is assigned a call number which is located on the spine of the book.

Dewey Says the Classification Categories are as Follows: 000 -Information, General Reference, Computer Science or Generalities 100 -Philosophy & Psychology 200 -Religion 300 -Social Science 400 -Language 500 -Natural Science & Math 600 - Technology & applied Science 700 -Arts & Recreation 800 -Literature 900 -History & Geography

Dewey Says the 000’s would cover some of the following books: *Bibliographies, Encylcopedia’s, Organizations Bibliography 973. 931

Dewey Says the 100’s Would Cover These Type of Philosophy Pyschology Books: Paranormal Phenomenon (Ghosts), Ethics Dewey Class 130

Dewey Says the 200’s Would Cover These Type of Religion Books: Bible, Comparative Religion & Other Religions

Dewey Says the 300’s Would Cover These Type of Social Science Books: Political Science, Laws, Education

Dewey Says the 400’s Would Cover These Type of Language Books Greek, Latin, Spanish, Grammar

Dewey Says the 500’s Would Cover These Type of Natural Science & Math Books Plants, Animals, Astronomy (Planets, Space, Stars) Chemistry

Dewey Says the 600’s Would Cover These Type of Technology & Applied Science Books Inventions, Human Anatomy, Food, Health

Dewey Says the 700’s Would Cover These Type of Art & Recreation Books Museums, Color, Music, Indoor/Outdoor Sports

Dewey Says the 800’s Would Cover These Type of Literature Books Poetry, Drama, Writings,

Dewey Says the 900’s Would Cover These Type of History & Geography Books Ancient World History, Geography & Travel, History of North America

Summary • The Dewey Decimal System is still used throughout libraries across the world. • The system helps keep books organized by subjects based on the assigned call number 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.

References • "do we" really know dewey? . (n. d. ). Retrieved from http: //library. thinkquest. org/5002/Alien/alien. htm. Retrieved 11/8/12