The Cherokee Phoenix, published on a weekly basis in Georgia, became in 1828 the first Native American newspaper. It stopped publication in 1834, but today an electronic version is still being published.
Noah Webster’s dictionary was copyrighted in 1828. Children could play some word games at the Merriam-Webster site: http://www.wordcentral.com/games.html. Idea: Children can create their own picture dictionaries regarding a certain topic. For example, a child could make a picture dictionary of Spanish words, or another student could make a picture dictionary of computer terms.