# Dewey Decimal System Animated

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Published on July 11, 2008

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As imagined by Dewey when he thought of the system. The resource is a slide deck on slideshare.net which can be downloaded as a Powerpoint presentation. Original from: * http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm

The Caveman’s Guide to the Dewey Decimal System

The Story of the Numbers Used for Nonfiction Books In 1873 Mr. Melvil Dewey devised a system of classifying books which is used in many libraries.  He chose certain main subjects and numbers, so that all nonfiction books on the same subject would be together on the shelf.

In 1873 Mr. Melvil Dewey devised a system of classifying books which is used in many libraries.

He chose certain main subjects and numbers, so that all nonfiction books on the same subject would be together on the shelf.

The Dewey Decimal System The Dewey Decimal Classification is the most widely used library organization system in the world. The system groups books by topic by dividing them into 10 basic categories, and each of those categories is further split into 10 categories, and so on.

The Dewey Decimal Classification is the most widely used library organization system in the world.

The system groups books by topic by dividing them into 10 basic categories, and each of those categories is further split into 10 categories, and so on.

Dewey’s Plan He chose these subjects by imagining himself to be a Caveman.  He asked himself questions he thought such a man would have asked.

He chose these subjects by imagining himself to be a Caveman.

He asked himself questions he thought such a man would have asked.

000's Before I Begin Generalities Information I need to know before I begin. These are books which contain information on many subjects such as encyclopedias and other reference books.

Generalities

Information I need to know before I begin. These are books which contain information on many subjects such as encyclopedias and other reference books.

100's Who am I? PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY Man thinks about himself.

PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY Man thinks about himself.

RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY Man thinks about God.

300's Who is the man (or woman) in the next cave? SOCIAL SCIENCE Man thinks about other people.

SOCIAL SCIENCE Man thinks about other people.

400's How can I make that man understand me? Language Man learns to communicate with others through words.

Language

Man learns to communicate with others through words.

500's How can I understand nature and the world about me? NATURAL SCIENCE Man learns to understand nature on the land, in the sea, and in the sky.

NATURAL SCIENCE Man learns to understand nature on the land, in the sea, and in the sky.

600's How can I use what I know about nature? APPLIED SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS (Technology ) Primitive man learned about fire and how to make weapons.  He learned through the ages about the wheel, about medicine, planting crops, cooking food, building bridges, and how to make all the things we use.

APPLIED SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS (Technology )

Primitive man learned about fire and how to make weapons.  He learned through the ages about the wheel, about medicine, planting crops, cooking food, building bridges, and how to make all the things we use.

700's How can I enjoy my leisure time? FINE ART AND RECREATION or (Arts) By this time, primitive man had more time to do the things he enjoyed.  He learned how to paint pictures and to create music.  He also learned how to dance and play games.

FINE ART AND RECREATION or (Arts) By this time, primitive man had more time to do the things he enjoyed.  He learned how to paint pictures and to

create music.

He also learned how to dance

and play games.

800's How can I give my children a record of man's heroic deeds? LITERATURE Man became a storyteller.  He created fables, poetry, and plays about his ancestors and the people he knew.  Later, man recorded these stories for all people to read.

LITERATURE

Man became a storyteller.  He created fables, poetry, and plays about his ancestors and the people he knew.  Later, man recorded these stories for all people to read.

900's How can I leave a record for men of the future? GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY Man began to write about events that had occurred everywhere, and about people who had participated in these events.

GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY

Dewey Decimal System 000 General Knowledge Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries 100 Psychology & Physiology Feelings, Emotions 200 Religion Bible stories 300 Social Sciences & Folklore Careers, Environment, Family, Fairy Tales 400 Languages & Grammar Grammar, Sign Language, English, Foreign Language

000 General Knowledge

Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries

100 Psychology & Physiology

Feelings, Emotions

200 Religion

Bible stories

300 Social Sciences & Folklore

Careers, Environment, Family, Fairy Tales

400 Languages & Grammar

Grammar, Sign Language, English, Foreign Language

Dewey Decimal System 500 Math & Science Animals, Dinosaurs, Fish, Planets, Plants, Weather 600 Medicine & Technology Computers, Farming, Health, Nutrition 700 Arts & Recreation Drawing, Crafts, Jokes, Sports, Games 800 Literature Poetry, Plays 900 Geography & History Biographies, Countries, States, Travel, Native Americans, Wars

500 Math & Science

Animals, Dinosaurs, Fish, Planets, Plants, Weather

600 Medicine & Technology

Computers, Farming, Health, Nutrition

700 Arts & Recreation

Drawing, Crafts, Jokes, Sports, Games

800 Literature

Poetry, Plays

900 Geography & History

Biographies, Countries, States, Travel, Native Americans, Wars

Works Cited Complete Library Skills Activities Program by Arden Druce who cited it from School Library Journal, February 1961. Copyright R.R. Bowker Company/Cahners magazine Division. http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm

Complete Library Skills Activities Program by Arden Druce who cited it from School Library Journal, February 1961. Copyright R.R. Bowker Company/Cahners magazine Division.

http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm

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