The Marx Brothers were famous for one-liners and puns and I really wanted to re-introduce their brand of comedy to the students we work with. The Mirror Scene in the movie, Duck Soup, is a classic and has been copied by many performers over the years. The scene is also an excellent model for an activity that emphasizes pragmatics. Designing an activity around the mimicry demonstrated by the Marx Brothers can be simple or complex, depending on the skills of the students. Either way, it's a lot of fun.
With respect to vintage photography, I find myself pondering the story behind a photograph and noting any clues that might provide answers to who the subjects were in the picture. There are some surprisingly good collections of old photographs on the Internet and I've included three of those in the activity. For those sites referenced, the pictures are copyright free and can be downloaded into a file on your computer or flash drive.
Regarding the slang activity, it's always fun to compare modern slang to expressions from other decades. Like so many other topics, it's difficult to reference Internet sources that have only school appropriate material. But for the subject of slang, I did find an excellent site that is geared towards educators. The site, www.alphadictionary.com, also has lots of other "lists" that can be used for therapy.
Finally, I just wanted to say thank you again for all of the supportive comments over the past week! It's very cool hearing from other SLPs and networking with others from different regions of the US. I am having so much fun!!!