Remember back in high school how much you hated geometry? How about writing compare/contrast papers? Or reading poetry and plays in olde english and having to discuss metaphores, symbolism, motifs and the like?
Well, guess what? When your children go to high school now-a-days, the teachers "let" you experience all of those wonders yet again!
I like the history, though. I didn't the first time around, but am enjoying it now. That's something, right?