The following are the 4 Tasks students are required to complete while attempting the kidcyber Dewey WebQuest
kidcyber Dewey WebQuest
After reading about Melvil Dewey online at http://www.kidcyber.com.au/melvil-dewey
Complete this page by filling in the blank spaces.
When was Dewey’s birthday? ____________________
City where he was born ______________
Dewey died in _________
How did Dewey prefer to spell his last name? ___________
How many main subject areas did Dewey use for his system? _______
Why do you think so many libraries decided to use Dewey’s system?
When was the first ever library school founded? ________
Write about another of Dewey's achievements.
Look online at http://www.kidcyber.com.au/dewey-decimal-system
Read how Dewey allocated a hundreds number to particular subjects.
Complete this page by putting a circle around the correct Dewey hundreds number for each subject
Arts 500s 700s 400s
History 700s 200s 900s
Religions 200s 300s 500s
Dictionaries 700s 400s 100s
Animals 800s 200s 500s
Sciences 900s 400s 500s
Travelling in other countries
900s 700s 300s
Folk tales and fairy stories
100s 200s 300s
Medicine 600s 800s 200s
Go to the shelves and find books the have a Dewey number in the 600s
What are three subjects that the books in the 600s are about?
____________________ _________________________ ________________________
About call numbers
A call number is the 'address' of the book or item on the library shelves.
In the Dewey System the items are arranged in numerical order starting at 000 and ending at 999.
The Dewey number forms the first part of the call number.
Go online to see how Dewey extended each of the 500s numbers like this 500, 510, 520 and so on http://www.kidcyber.com.au/dewey-decimal-system
Find the Dewey number for MAMMALS in 590s
Write the Dewey number given to items about mammals.
Then, imagine that you are the author. Complete the call number for your book about mammals by writing the first three letters of your family name under the Dewey number.
Dewey number ____________________
3 letters of your family name ____________________
Now: Go to the non-fiction shelves and find the books that are about MAMMALS.
Record the details for one of the books you find there.
Set it out like this sample.
Brown, John. 2003, Mammals of Asia. World Press, London
(author) (date ) (Title) (publisher) (city of publisher)
Do you remember?
- The call number is the book's 'address' on the shelves.
- It is made up of 2 lines.
- The Dewey number is on the top and the first 3 letters of the author's last name are under the Dewey number.
Beside each book title below write the call number for each book.
Find the Dewey number first! Clue: they’re all in the 500s