You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$451.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$530.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.55

Total project goal

$623.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$623.67

1 Donor

-$623.67

Donations toward project cost

-$530.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Marysville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1922661],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1087458,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-fountainhead-project/1087458/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":36,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Caselli-Cameron","authorIds":{"1922661":{"owner":"Mrs. Caselli-Cameron","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1087458],"proposalHash":"-2088660446","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":316919,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1922661,"schoolCounty":"Yuba","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}