The natural summary of a person's life?
A timeline, of course.
So after watching the film about Fulton Sheen's life, I challenged my students to take a stack of post-it notes (one of my favorite educational resources, btw) and create a timeline of FJS's life. Important items only. Had to be events, not just facts. And had to be placed in chronological order (with a little help from me supplying dates they did not know off the top of their heads.)
As a reward, I told them that I had something to add to our Sheen corner, which has been gradually growing in one spot of our classroom. So far it has newspaper articles, photos, prayers, student artwork about Sheen, and even a copy of a letter that one kid wrote (her own idea!) to Sheen's niece who lives in New York. The big pockets have more items to read or view, ranging from articles to a couple of his books to the documentary that we watched as a group.
And they oohed and aahed, and then I showed them the one in my awesome notebook:
However you use it, here is the link for the printable: