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Having students transcribe actual historic documents for museums, universities and libraries is a pretty cool learning project for students – it’s certainly an authentic audience.

I have many sites that teachers can use at The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts.

Here are five more that I’m adding to the list:

From The Page has about a zillion different projects to choose from….

Fix It + is a little different – you listen to historic public broadcast shows and fix computer generated transcripts of them.

Newberry Transcribe has a ton of documents from the 19th and early 20th century.

The New York Public Library also has a project that’s a little different. They have a bunch of oral histories that need to be transcribed.