Common Core

common-core-state-standards-initiative-logoThe Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core. Learn more at: 


Elementary and Middle School

Project Learning Tree materials are correlated to the Common Core State Standards for both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.

Download ELA and Mathematics Correlations for

Secondary Materials, Grades 9-12

In 2014, PLT completed correlations for 3 of its secondary modules with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

Introduction to PLT-Common Core ELA Correlations

ELA and Focus on Forests 
ELA and Forests of the World
ELA Places We Live

Energy & Society Kit Common Core Correlations

PLT’s Energy & Society Kit activities help educators address many Common Core State Standards. The following correlations reference each activity as they are written in PLT’s Energy & Society Activity Guide. They do not reflect activity modifications and enhancements. In addition, if a Common Core Standard is addressed in the background information for an activity, but not in the activity itself, the correlation to that standard is not listed in the following charts.

CCSS ELA and Energy & Society Curriculum

CCSS Mathematics and Energy & Society Curriculum