Re: mystery of history/story of the world
This is exactly what we did as well. We got through the first third of each book though and we weren't loving it either. Some of that had to do with the amount of hands-on time I thought I could give history vs. what I could really give and while the girls and I thought the material itself was ok, none of us were ever thrilled about doing it. At Christmas we ditched ancients in favor of US History. Everyone is happy. We'll hist ancients in a couple years.