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?
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