A Webquest for Library Students. Who Was Dewey?
How will learning this numbering system help me throughout school and adult life?
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. By going through this WebQuest, you will be able to answer:

How will this numbering system help me throughout school and my adult life?

Did you know the whole Dewey Decimal System is based on the number 10?

  • 10 main classes
  • each main class is divided into 10 subcategories
  • each subcategory is divided into 10 subdivisions
You will learn about each of the main categories, subcategories, and subdivisions and be able to locate a specific book when you finish this Webquest.
Topic:
Dewey Decimal System
Themes:
Classification
Dewey Decimal System
Inquiry
Library
Project-Based Learning
Research
WebQuest
Focus Content Area:
Technology

Secondary Content Area:
English/Language Arts
Grade Level:
All