After reading the post from the Pod 8, I think teaching high school students to learn more about microeconomics is a good idea because in the context of globalization, economic development is always a hot topic. Additionally, the course is helpful for students to increase their understanding of the microeconomics as well as improve their decision-making ability.
I really appreciate your measures of caring for ELL and learners with loss of hearing in the first of the Interactive activities. But I think it is not easy for students to understand a concept like Macmillan Learning by just watching the video. Therefore, considering Inquiry-based Learning will be applied in your course, my suggestion is that before watching the video, you can ask students to use their spare time to look up information, discuss in groups through Zoom or other platforms, to get a general idea of the concept to be introduced in class. I think it might be more in line with the learning method you chose.
As for the second Interactive activity in your Resource Draft, I agree with the idea of after reading the articles and then create a blog because I believe one of the best way for teachers to assess whether students understand a concept is asking them to write as required. But I wonder whether students can read and make comments on others’ post, and have a chance to polish their post because just like what you mentioned in your Resource Draft, Inquiry-based Learning is a student-centred and semi-autonomy learning approach, thus we should give students more chances to explore by themselves and encourage them to share information and discuss with each other. Additionally, for English as second language learners, I think we can assess their blog not considering too much on the gramma or spelling, etc.
When it comes to the third Interactive activities, I noticed that our thinking differs in the way on how to assess the students. For me, regarding the title of the third activity – Think with an economic perspective and solve problems like Economists, which requires students to analyze the problem and solve them with the ideas learned in the program(like an economists), that is to say, what should be assessed is not only the presentation they give, but also the way how they share their own opinions and solutions for the given prompt during the group discussion. To be more concise, teachers can pay attention to the performance of the students during the discussion section and combine with the group presentaion to give rational and scientific score.
Last but not least, I really like how you explained your methods to help students with hearing impairment, and I am wondering what can you do more for them while using the Technology tools like Zoom for group meeting.
All in all, almost all of the required information is included in your Interactive Learning Resource Draft and if more details were added into it, it would be better!