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Mrs. Caselli-Cameron
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

The Fountainhead Project

My students need access to all of Ayn Rand's non-fiction in order to enhance their study of her greatest novel, "The Fountainhead", and to better understand her philosophy.

My Students

My students are preparing for the AP Language exam in May and are limited in their experiences with sophisticated arguments and philosophies. Reading non-fiction by Rand will help them to become better readers and analyzers of rhetoric.

My students are all 12th graders.

Our high school is a rural, Title-1 school. We offer approximately 60% of our students Free and Reduced lunches.The public library has reduced its hours and elimnated the position of Head Librarian. My students have no real access to books on philosophy, particularly Rand's theory of objectivism.

My Project

I will be using The Fountainhead to fuel an interest in other philosophies in addition to her own, such as Marx, Kant, Voltaire, and Rousseau in order to trace the roots of Rand's theory. We will also be studying films based on her novels, her biographies, and other philosophies related to Objectivism.

My project is important so students are able to read sophisticated texts and their embedded theories and be able to say something meaningful about them.

An Ayn Rand library in my classroom is an ideal vehicle for this mostly because her novels are so laden with argument.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Virtue of Selfishness (Signet) • Amazon $6.78 36 $244.08
Ayn Rand's We the Living • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog, Updated 3rd Edition • Amazon $24.49 1 $24.49
The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z (Ayn Rand Library) • Amazon $21.98 1 $21.98
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Ayn Rand Library) • Amazon $15.19 1 $15.19
The Fountainhead • Amazon $14.78 1 $14.78
Logic For Dummies • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought (Ayn Rand Library) • Amazon $12.79 1 $12.79
Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy • Amazon $11.94 1 $11.94
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy, Third Edition • Amazon $11.52 1 $11.52
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
Civilization and Its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) • Amazon $10.96 1 $10.96
Atlas Shrugged: Part One • Amazon $7.90 1 $7.90
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (Signet Shakespeare) • Amazon $7.38 1 $7.38
Philosophy: Who Needs It (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. 1) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature; Revised Edition (Signet Shakespeare) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78

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