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.