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Edgewood Highland School Library: Dewey Decimal


History of the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC)

The Dewey Decimal System was created by a man named Melvil Dewey in 1873.  He created 10 different categories and gave each category a number.  


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AASL 1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.

AASL 1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.

AASL 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.


CC.3.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

CC.3.SL.1 Comprehension and Collaboration: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CC.3.W.4 Production and Distribution of Writing: With guideance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)


ISTE 1b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

ISTE 2a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.


Directions:  With your group, you will be creating a Dewey Decimal Powerpoint about one category from the Dewey Decimal System.  First, you will be gathering the information you need for your Powerpoint using the "Powerpoint Presentation" document.  Then, you will use "Powerpoint Checklist & Rubric" document to make sure you have included everything you need in your Powerpoint.  To see a sample Powerpoint, you may view the "Powerpoint Example."

Games & Activities

If you finish your Powerpoint, you may explore and play on the following websites: