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Hawthorne Elementary School LMC: Do you Dewey?

Introduction to Dewey

Do you Dewey?


General Works

Lots of information in one book or set of books.

Encyclopedias, general reference works, computers, world records.


Philosophy Psychology

What and how do we think?

Optical illusions, brain research, question and answer books.


Religion Mythology

Who is the creator?

Bible stories, religions of the world, Greek myths.


Social Science

How do people communicate and get along?

Communication, education, law, civil rights, transportation, manners, folk and fairy tales.



What language do you speak?

Grammar books, sign language,  foreign languages.


Natural Science

What is in this world around us?

Experiments, math, astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology, biology, and dinosaurs. Books on specific wild animals are also found here.


Applied Science

How do we make nature work for us?

Human anatomy, medicine, airplanes, space travel, cookbooks and domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and horses.


Arts and Recreation

What do you do for fun and creativity?

Art, artists, how-to-draw books, crafts, origami, music, joke and riddle books, and sports.



We act and read poetry.

Poetry, plays and classic literature.


Geography & History

Where do you live?

History, geography and travel, atlases, explorers, and biographies.

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