I did it! I created a new alternative to the Caveman Dewey Decimal Story! I give huge props to whoever created the Dewey Caveman story and put it online. It’s fabulously usable, especially for elementary librarians. Over the years, I’ve used Dewey Caveman with students as old as 10th grade. It’s a simple and easy way to help students remember the ten major Dewey classifications.
But for some time now, I’ve felt the Dewey Caveman story is a bit “young” for my middle and high school students. I wanted a fresh new way to present the Dewey Decimal System to my older students. A cooler, more grown-up way. So I sat down and created one!
Here’s a couple of screenshots:
This is a PowerPoint story designed to be shown, read aloud, and discussed with middle and high school library classes. It imagines that two years ago, the world was overrun by flesh-eating zombies! The main character (each of your students!) has managed to survive the past two years, but they are alone and without any creature comforts. The story walks students though the ten main Dewey classifications as a way to get the world “back to normal” after the end of the zombie apocalypse. But are the zombies really gone?
This Dewey Decimal Story includes:
- After the Zombie Apocalypse story on PowerPoint (14 slides); includes brief introduction to Melvil Dewey
- Zombie-themed Dewey practice worksheet + answer key (2 pages)
- Zombie-themed Dewey reference sign (2 pages)
- Zombie Apocalypse display sign (1 full-color, high-resolution 16″ X 24″ poster)
- Zombie bookmarks–readalikes are editable in PowerPoint. Includes five different designs with quotations, editable readalike booklists for zombie lovers in upper-elementary, middle school, and high school. Print double-sided with quotation on one side and readalike list on the other side. One of the zombie designs is black and white outlines for students to color. (5 pages)