The 4th grade library classes have been working hard learning the Dewey Decimal System. Starting with the 000 and going to the 900 they learn what each section means. The past few weeks have been spent learning the 200’s; Religion. To better understand their world the class was asked to research a non Christian religion. While the Dewey 200’s is made up of mostly Christianity if you look at the numbers between 290 and 299 you will find a multitude of books about various world religions. We have books about Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and other eastern religions. There are also books that cover ancient religions like Greek and Roman Mythology, Aztec Gods, Celtic and Scandinavian Mythology.
After reading about various religions the students were ask to do mini presentations. They choose from a list of various genres that included things like advertisements, book jackets, poetry, quizzes, and much more. By far the most popular choice was to do a Prezi. A few month ago I posted my own prezi. It can be found Here
Yesterday 4B presented what they learned about their religions. The posters, quizzes and book jackets will be displayed in the hallway outside the library. The Prezi’s are posted below.