- Recommended for: Grades 5-8
- Lesson Duration: total of 90-100 minutes
- Formats: PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF
- : The Zombie Dewey Dice Game only works in PowerPoint
- Editable: YES, text is editable
This Dewey Decimal System Activities Bundle includes two lessons…
This illustrated slideshow story is designed to be read to middle school library classes.
- = 50-60 minutes.
- : PowerPoint OR Google Slides; PDF
- All text is . Artwork has been flattened to background.
This two-part lesson imagines that two years ago, the world was overrun by flesh-eating zombies! The main character (you!) has managed to survive two years, but 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.
This two-part presentation makes a great Halloween alternative for middle school library classes.
- Presentation Part I is a brief introduction or review of Dewey Decimal System basics.
- Presentation Part II is a fun story that students LOVE! It imagines that two years ago, the world was overrun by flesh-eating zombies!
- 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 36″ X 24″ poster)
- Zombie readalikes bookmarks (double-sided, editable in PowerPoint). Includes five designs with quotations, editable readalike booklists for zombie lovers in upper-elementary and middle school. One of the zombie designs is black and white outlines for students to color. (5 pages)
- = 40-50 minutes.
- : PowerPoint ONLY (trigger animations on game board do not work with Google Slides); PDF
- All text is . Artwork has been flattened to background and is NOT editable.
In the Zombie Dice Game, students select from 25 zombie apocalypse scenarios and use symbols from Dewey sections to survive the wilderness, disease, hunger, and brain-thirsty zombies! It’s a fun, zombie-fied way to introduce or review Dewey!
This role-playing game can be used before or after teaching the Dewey Decimal System. It does not teach Dewey itself and should not be used in isolation without teaching Dewey in a recent or upcoming lesson. During the game, students will apply Dewey groupings to various survival scenarios.
- 33-slide PowerPoint game (editable)
- works only in PowerPoint (Google Slides do not work with trigger animations)
- complete directions
- Dewey Categories sheet (needed to play game, editable)
- Tool Categories sheet (needed to play game, editable)
- list of specific Dewey numbers for items listed on the Categories sheets (editable)
- Record sheet (optional) for students to write down their solutions
- students select from 25 scenarios in five categories
- each scenario includes a full-color photo
- “spacer” slide gives students an opportunity to share their solutions
- With 25 scenarios and 10 Dewey Toolkit categories, this game can be played multiple times with different results.
- Don’t worry! The zombie scenarios do not include violence or gore. They are survival scenarios that require ingenuity and problem-solving skills.
- Each of the “Tool” categories represents a “hundreds section” in Dewey Decimal classification. For example, “Tool Category #5” contains items that symbolize topics in the 500s section of the library. “Tool Category #11” contains symbols from the 100s section (since students cannot roll a 1 with two dice).
- Use the Tool Categories sheet if you have not yet taught Dewey.
- Use the Dewey Categories sheet if you recently taught Dewey.
- No traditional weapons (guns, knives, etc.) are included in the tool categories, although rocks are included in the 500s toolkit. The toolkits are editable, so you can change them as you want.
You can also buy these Dewey Decimal System Activities separately:
- “After the Zombie Apocalypse” Intro to DDS and zombie-themed slideshow story
- Zombie Dewey Decimal System Dice Game